2016年12月28日 星期三

(2016/12/27 21:15) The Newest Breaking News

(2016/12/27 21:15) The Newest Breaking News


U.S. says not providing portable missiles to Syrian rebels

  
The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday the United States was not providing any shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian opposition. Russia said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to ease restrictions on arming Syrian rebels had opened the way for deliveries of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, a move it said would directly threaten Russian forces in Syria. "The fact is that we're not providing any kind of MANPADS ... to the Syrian opposition," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said.......

The Latest: Kerry to speak in State Department on Mideast

  
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements (all times local):......

Factbox: Celebrities pay tribute to Carrie Fisher

  
(Reuters) - Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films, died on Tuesday aged 60, her family said. Following are some notable reactions to her death: STAR TREK ACTOR WILLIAM SHATNER (@williamshatner) "I'm deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher. A wonderful talent & light has been extinguished." STAR WARS ACTOR BILLY DEE WILLIAMS (@realbdw) "I'm deeply saddened at the news of Carrie's passing.......

Carrie Fisher, 'Star Wars' Princess Leia, dies at 60

  
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction before going on to tell her story as a best-selling author, died on Tuesday aged 60, her family said. Fisher, a mental health advocate who spoke about her own struggles with bipolar disorder and cocaine addiction, had suffered a heart attack on Friday as she flew into Los Angeles. The daughter of actor Debbie Reynolds and the late singer Eddie Fisher had been returning from England where she was shooting the third season of the British sitcom "Catastrophe." "Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter," Reynolds said on Facebook.......

Army rushes past North Texas in OT at Heart of Dallas Bowl

  
DALLAS (AP) — Jordan Asberry ran for a 3-yard touchdown on fourth down in overtime, sending Army past North Texas 38-31 on Tuesday in a rematch at the Heart of Dallas Bowl.......

Carrie Fisher, 'Star Wars' Princess Leia, dies at 60

  
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction before going on to tell her story as a best-selling author, died on Tuesday aged 60, her family said. ......

Step Up Actress Tricia McCauley Found Dead In Her Car After Going Missing On Christmas Day - PerezHilton.com

  
PerezHilton.comStep Up Actress Tricia McCauley Found Dead In Her Car After Going Missing On Christmas DayPerezHilton.comThis is terrifying! Actress/yoga instructor/herbalist Tricia McCauley was found dead in her car on Tuesday, December 27 after going missing on Christmas Day. According to CBS News, friends of the 46-year-old became suspicious when she didn't show up ...Actress Tricia McCauley Found Dead In Her Car After DisappearanceHuffington PostSuspect in custody after DC yoga instructor found dead in her car, police say11alive.comPolice stop car on tip by citizen, find body of missing DC yoga teacher; driver arrestedWJLANewsmax -Hollywood Life -Washington Postall 72 news articles »......

Freed Chibok Schoolgirls Return to Their Families for the Holidays - New York Magazine

  
New York MagazineFreed Chibok Schoolgirls Return to Their Families for the HolidaysNew York MagazineThe 21 Chibok girls who were released by Boko Haram attend a meeting on October 19, 2016, with the Nigerian president. Photo: PHILIP OJISUA/AFP/Getty Images. Ten weeks after they were released by Boko Haram, 21 Nigerian schoolgirls were reunited ...We Are Working Hard To Rescue Other Chibok Girls, Shettima SaysSaharaReporters.comProfile: American billionaire, Smith, sponsoring Chibok schoolgirlsPremium TimesNigeria officials stop free Chibok girls being home for XmasBristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)all 24 news articles »......

Wing flap fault main theory behind Black Sea Russian jet crash

  
By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian investigators looking into the crash of a military plane that crashed, killing all 92 on board, believe a fault with its wing flaps was the reason it plunged into the Black Sea, an investigative source told the Interfax news agency on Tuesday. The plane, a Tupolev-154 belonging to the Defence Ministry, disappeared from radar screens two minutes after taking off on Sunday from Sochi in southern Russia, killing dozens of Red Army Choir singers and dancers en route to Syria to entertain Russian troops in the run-up to the New Year. The Defence Ministry confirmed one box had been found.......

What drops on New Year's Eve? Not just Times Square ball

  
NEW YORK (AP) — That glittering ball in Times Square may be the best-known object dropping on New Year's Eve, but it's by no means the weirdest.......

'Watership Down' author Richard Adams dies at age 96

  
LONDON (AP) — British author Richard Adams, whose 1972 book "Watership Down" became a classic of children's literature, has died, according to his daughter. He was 96.......

Washington to test Alabama defense with offensive balance

  
ATLANTA (AP) — Washington is bringing more than its high-powered passing attack to Saturday's Peach Bowl semifinal against Alabama's tough defense .......

U.S. regulators open investigation on 2007-2009 Ford Fusion

  
U.S. safety regulators are investigating Ford Motor Co's Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2007 to 2009 model years for brakes that may fail in certain conditions, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Tuesday. There have been three reported crashes related to this issue, but no injuries, NHTSA and Ford officials said. The probe was opened on Dec. 20 and involves one of Ford's most popular models, the Fusion.......

U.S. appeals court revives Clinton email suit

  
In a new legal development on the controversy over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails, an appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling and said two U.S. government agencies should have done more to recover the emails. The ruling from Judge Stephen Williams, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, revives one of a number of legal challenges involving Clinton's handling of government emails when she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, used a private email server housed at her New York home to handle State Department emails.......

Trump taps ex-Bush official Bossert for counterterrorism post

  
By Richard Cowan PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump filled another post in his national security team on Tuesday, selecting former Bush administration official Thomas Bossert as the chief counterterrorism adviser in the White House Bossert is slated to focus on domestic security issues, while Trump's pick for national security adviser, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, will handle international security matters, according to a statement. Trump's transition team said his administration would "elevate" Bossert's role as assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism back to its "independent status" alongside Flynn.......

Trump signals shift from Obama's focus on multilateralism

  
President Barack Obama's foreign policy doctrine has been rooted in the belief that while United States has the capability to take action around the world on its own, it rarely should. Obama's successor, .........

Trump names Bush-era veteran and policy newcomer to posts

  
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump appointed an experienced hand from the George W. Bush era to his national security circle Tuesday and a figure from the Trump Organization to make international deals.......

'Star Wars' icon Carrie Fisher dead at 60

  
Hollywood star Carrie Fisher -- best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the wildly popular "Star Wars" films -- died Tuesday, days after suffering a heart attack on a transatlantic flight. The actress and best-selling author was returning from the London leg of a book tour on Friday when she collapsed 15 minutes before landing in Los Angeles, where paramedics and hospital staff were unable to revive her. "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," family spokesman Simon Halls told AFP in a statement on behalf of Fisher's daughter.......

'Star Wars' actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at 60

  
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher, a daughter of Hollywood royalty who gained pop-culture fame as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" and turned her struggles with addiction and mental illness into wickedly funny books, a hit film and a one-woman stage show, died Tuesday after falling ill aboard a flight last week. She was 60.......

Son of Israeli killed in market attack lights Berlin menorah

  
BERLIN (AP) — An Israeli man whose mother was killed in the attack on a Berlin Christmas market lighted a candle on a 10-meter (33-foot) menorah at the city's Brandenburg Gate.......

Somali Parliament sworn in amid UN criticism over elections

  
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's chief justice has sworn in 243 new members of parliament amid criticism from the international community over irregularities in their elections.......

'Profitable' Washington Post will expand newsroom

  
The Washington Post, purchased three years ago by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, will turn a profit in 2016 and expand its newsroom, defying the downward trend in the newspaper industry. A memo to staff this month from Post publisher Fred Ryan, obtained by AFP, said the newspaper has been helped by its digital efforts and will be launching new "initiatives" in the coming year. "Thanks to the incredible work of the entire team, the Washington Post will finish this year as a profitable and growing company," Ryan said in the memo.......

Oil rallies in thin trade, adds to year's gains

  
Oil gained 1.5 percent Tuesday, continuing its year-end rally with support from expectations of tighter supply once the first output cut deal between OPEC and non-OPEC producers in 15 years takes effect on Sunday. U.S. crude prices have surged 25 percent since mid-November, helped by expectations for OPEC's supply cut and generally solid U.S. economic figures that have also bolstered equity prices. Trading was thin on Tuesday as just 257,000 front-month futures contracts traded, less than one-half of the usual volume in West Texas Intermediate crude futures.......

Kerry to speak on Middle East peace on Wednesday: State Department

  
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will make remarks regarding Middle East peace on Wednesday and discuss next steps needed to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Tuesday. Toner rejected claims that the Obama administration had pushed for a United Nations Security Council resolution on Friday demanding an end to Israeli settlement building. Breaking with a long-standing approach of diplomatically shielding Israel, the United States did not wield its veto power and abstained instead, letting the Dec. 23 resolution pass in the 15-member Security Council.......

Island of misfit toys, UPS expects 1.3M returns in one day

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christmas is the season of giving, and January the month of returns.......

Investigators study flight recorder from Black Sea jet crash

  
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Investigators recovered the flight-data recorder from a crashed Russian military plane Tuesday and began reviewing its contents to learn why the jet went down moments after takeoff, killing all 92 people aboard, including members of a famous choir.......

House GOP aiming to prevent another Democratic sit-in

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are aiming to ensure there's no repeat of a Democratic sit-in last summer over gun control.......

Correction: Nightclub Shooting story

  
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Dec. 25 about a nightclub shooting in Mount Vernon, New York, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by the mayor's office, reported erroneously on how many people were killed. One person died in the shooting, not two.......

Carrie Fisher, Star Wars' Princess Leia, dies at 60

  
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday aged 60, her daughter said through a family spokesman. "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," Lourd said in a statement issued by Simon Halls. "She was loved by the world, and she will be missed profoundly." Fisher's friend and former Star Wars' co-star Mark Hamill said in a tweet: "No words.......

Bradley out as Swansea manager after less than 3 months

  
SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — American coach Bob Bradley was fired as Swansea manager on Tuesday, less than three months after taking charge at the English Premier League club.......

Belarus' Russian-built nuclear reactor grazes electric tower

  
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The company in charge of building Belarus' first nuclear power plant says its Russian-made nuclear reactor has grazed an electricity transmission tower while being transported.......

At Pearl Harbor, US, Japan look to move past legacy of war

  
Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic pilgrimage to the site where a devastating surprise attack sent .........

Arrest in $4mn US insider trading case from law firm hacks

  
US prosecutors announced criminal charges Tuesday against three hackers who allegedly made $4 million in illicit profits from insider trading of information pilfered from law firms advising on corporate merger. The three defendants, two from Macau and one from China, successfully breached the computer networks of international law firms with New York offices by unlawfully obtaining a firm employee's credentials and then installing malware on the server of the law firm, the US Attorney's office in New York said. The malware permitted the hackers to monitor law firm communications about more than a dozen transactions in 2014 and 2015 that were discussed or contemplated, including some deals that were never consummated.......

AP FACT CHECK: Ex-agent didn't write book outing Obama

  
A widely shared story that claimed a former Secret Service agent outed President Barack Obama as a gay man and a radical Muslim is false.......

Amazon calls 2016 holiday season its best ever; shares rise

  
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said it shipped more than 1 billion items worldwide this holiday season, which the top online retailer called its best ever, and its shares rose 1.6 percent in afternoon trade. The Amazon Echo home assistant and its smaller version, Echo Dot, topped the best-sellers list, said Jeff Wilke, chief executive of Amazon's worldwide consumer division, in a press release. Sales of voice-controlled Echo devices were nine times more than they were during last year's holiday season, the company said.......

Abe, Obama make Pearl Harbor pilgrimage

  
The Japanese attack on an unsuspecting US fleet moored at Pearl Harbor turned the Pacific into a cauldron of conflict -- more than 2,400 were killed and a reluctant America was drawn into World War II. Abe is not the first Japanese leader to visit Hawaii since the war to pay homage, but he has invested poignant symbolism in choosing to see the wreck of the USS Arizona, which lost 1,177 crew members. The meeting between the two leaders comes as Obama prepares to leave office and with Abe leading Japan into uncharted waters, after remarks by incoming US president Donald Trump clouded US-Japanese relations.......

U.S. appeals court revives Clinton email suit

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a new legal development on the controversy over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails, an appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling and said two U.S. government agencies should have done more to recover the emails. ......

Holiday weekend provides no respite from Chicago's violence

  
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago's holiday weekend was marred by bouts of gunfire and a dozen killings, continuing a yearlong surge in violence in the third largest U.S. city that has pushed the number of murders to a nearly two-decade high. ......

Carrie Fisher, Star Wars' Princess Leia, dies at 60

  
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday aged 60, her daughter said through a family spokesman. ......

Your Money Adviser: Getting a Drone as a Gift? Check Your Insurance

  
Demand for drones has surged, in part because of their lower cost, but consumers should know that some companies may exclude related accidents from their policies.......

Travel Tips: How to Plan Your First Ski Vacation

  
Figure out a budget, consider your experience level, and plan activities in the event that conditions aren't conducive to skiing.......

Carrie Fisher, Child of Hollywood and 'Star Wars' Royalty, Dies at 60

  
Ms. Fisher channeled her struggles with depression and substance abuse into fiercely comic works, including the novel "Postcards From the Edge."......

Who would've won an Obama vs. Trump race? - MSNBC

  
MSNBCWho would've won an Obama vs. Trump race?MSNBCNearly every modern two-term president acknowledges the same feeling as they get ready to leave the White House: "I wish I could run again." In November 1987, then-President Reagan said he intended to "start a movement" to repeal the constitutional ...Capital Journal: Wealth Slows Trump Picks | Israel Tensions | Understanding GOP Tax PlanWall Street Journal (blog)Obama Says He Would Have Won A Third Term Had He RunNPRWhat's next for the popular Obamas?Washington Post (blog)The Boston Globe -ABC News -Chicago Tribune -Los Angeles Timesall 378 news articles »......

Trump Picks Ex-Bush Aide Thomas Bossert to Be Top Counterterrorism Adviser - New York Times

  
New York TimesTrump Picks Ex-Bush Aide Thomas Bossert to Be Top Counterterrorism AdviserNew York TimesPresident-elect Donald J. Trump last week. Thomas P. Bossert will become assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, a position the transition team said would be equal in status to that of Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, second ...Trump names Bush administration veteran Thomas Bossert to White House homeland security postWashington PostTrump taps Bush official as top homeland security adviserCNNTrump appoints top counter-terrorism adviser, special negotiatorUSA TODAYThe Hill -Wall Street Journal -Washington Timesall 80 news articles »......

Star Wars' Carrie Fisher Dead at 60 - E! Online

  
E! OnlineStar Wars' Carrie Fisher Dead at 60E! OnlineE! News confirms the Star Wars actress had a heart attack while aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles Friday, about 15 minutes before the plane was scheduled to land. Speaking on behalf of Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd, family's spokesman Simon ...Iconic Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60: 'She Was Loved by the World and She Will Be Missed Profoundly'PEOPLE.comMore Than Princess Leia: Carrie Fisher's Beautifully Tumultuous, Accomplished, Hilarious LifeDaily BeastCarrie Fisher, child of Hollywood who blazed a path as 'Star Wars' heroine, screenwriter and author, dies at 60Los Angeles TimesHollywood Reporter -Entertainment Weekly -Washington Post -New York Timesall 1,754 news articles »......

Malls Across US Beef Up Security After Brawls - Wall Street Journal

  
Wall Street JournalMalls Across US Beef Up Security After BrawlsWall Street JournalShopping malls across the nation were taking additional security precautions Tuesday following a string of disturbances the day after Christmas that resulted in minor injuries, evacuations and scores of arrests. Police were beefing up patrols and mall ...Aurora mall reopens Tuesday morning; 4 teen…The Denver PostReports of mall disturbances light up social mediaUSA TODAY'Up to no good': Post-Christmas brawls ripple through about a dozen malls across the countryWashington PostABC News -NBCNews.com -Yahoo News -CBS Localall 128 news articles »......

Bills fire Rex Ryan as playoff drought reaches 17 - ESPN

  
ESPNBills fire Rex Ryan as playoff drought reaches 17ESPNMatt Hasselbeck discusses the importance of Rex Ryan changing the game of football with his defensive schemes, but his colorful personality is what could ultimately make owners wary of having him represent the organization. (1:43). Facebook · Twitter ...Rex Ryan's Last Rodeo?Sports IllustratedBills announce Doug Whaley will lead head coaching searchNBCSports.comRex Ryan's failed promises sealed his fate with BillsUSA TODAYFOXSports.com -Yahoo Sports -CBSSports.com -New York Daily Newsall 260 news articles »......

At Pearl Harbor, US, Japan look to move past legacy of war - U.S. News & World Report

  
U.S. News & World ReportAt Pearl Harbor, US, Japan look to move past legacy of warU.S. News & World ReportFILE - In this Dec. 7, 19041 file photo, the battleship USS Arizona belches smoke as it topples over into the sea during a Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941. Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, President Barack ...United Nations, Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe: Your Morning BriefingNew York TimesJapan's Abe to pay historic visit to Pearl Harbor with ObamaCNNObama, Japan's Abe to show solidarity in Pearl Harbor visitReutersBloomberg -San Francisco Chronicle -UPI.com -The Weekly Standard (blog)all 487 news articles »......

Alexa: Who dunnit? - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYAlexa: Who dunnit?USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — In what may be a first, police in Arkansas asked Amazon for recordings potentially made by an Echo device in connection with a murder investigation. Amazon declined to provide the data. Police in Bentonville, Ark. asked Amazon for ...Amazon Has 'Best Ever' HolidayForbesPolice Ask Amazon's Echo to Help Solve a MurderFortune10 Alexa skills for your new Echo, ranked by popularityVentureBeatGeekWire -Business Insider -Reuters -PC Magazineall 125 news articles »......

Actress Tricia McCauley Found Dead In Her Car After Disappearance - Huffington Post

  
Huffington PostActress Tricia McCauley Found Dead In Her Car After DisappearanceHuffington PostAfter she went missing on Christmas day, actress and yoga instructor Tricia McCauley was found dead in her car in Washington, D.C., Interim D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham confirmed at a press conference on Tuesday. She was 46. McCauley's body was ...'Step Up' Actress Tricia Lynn McCauley Found Dead Christmas DayYahoo NewsStep Up Actress Tricia McCauley Found Dead In Her Car After Going Missing On Christmas DayPerezHilton.comPolice: DC woman missing since Christmas found deadTulsa World11alive.com -WJLA -Newsmax -Washington Postall 73 news articles »......

Witness: 'Culmination of the healing'

  
Twenty-year-old Robert Lee woke with a start on Sunday, December 7, 1941. ......

'We've lost our Princess'

  
"Star Wars" fans and the entertainment world lost Hollywood royalty when actress Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday. She was 60. ......

Trump Taiwan call: 'A lot more winging it than people want to admit'

  
Commentary editor Noah Rothman said President-elect Donald Trump's recent phone call with Taiwan's president -- and its diplomatic fallout -- is a sign of an incoming administration that is "winging it" more than some Republicans want to admit. ......

Trump disagrees with Senate on Russia

  
Two of the Senate's most prominent hardliners on Russia are framing the Washington consensus of Russian aggression as free from any disagreement whatsoever -- except from President-elect Donald Trump.......

Party begins to abandon SK president

  
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been abandoned by nearly a quarter of the lawmakers in her party.......

Obama administration hypocritical on Israel vote

  
On Friday, the Obama administration decided not to veto a UN Security Council resolution harshly criticizing Israel and calling its settlement activity illegal. The decision not to veto was cowardly, hypocritical, wrong, and yet, thankfully, ultimately ineffectual.......

Man dies at girl's viral 15th birthday party

  
A man has been killed in a horse race at a birthday party that hit the headlines after an invitation went viral on Facebook.......

First female Afghan pilot seeks asylum

  
Three years ago, Niloofar Rahmani became the first woman to earn her wings in Afghanistan's air force. But her place in history as an international symbol of female empowerment and courage has effectively cost her the ability to live in her homeland.......

Defector: NK 'racing ahead' on nukes

  
Political uncertainty in the United States and in South Korea could give North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "an apt time" to develop nuclear weapons "at all costs by the end of 2017," a high-profile North Korean diplomat who recently defected to South Korea said Tuesday.......

Black Americans search for family history in China

  
Paula Madison grew up knowing she was different. ......

Astrophysicist who proved existence of dark matter dies

  
Vera Rubin, a pioneering astrophysicist who proved the existence of dark matter, had a gift for overcoming daunting challenges. ......

Abe visits Pearl Harbor

  
Seven months after President Barack Obama traveled to Hiroshima to pay his respects to the thousands who died there, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will do the same at Pearl Harbor Tuesday alongside Obama. ......

7 surprising facts about Fisher

  
She may be best known for playing Princess Leia, but Carrie Fisher was so much more than that. Here are seven surprising facts about her: ......

What we know about Russia jet crash

  
Details are emerging of the air disaster in the Black Sea involving a famous Russian military choir.......

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies, aged 60

  
Actress Carrie Fisher dies at the age of 60, days after suffering a heart attack.......

Liverpool 4-1 Stoke City

  
Liverpool close the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea to six points after a convincing victory over Stoke at Anfield.......

George Michael death: Family 'touched' by tributes

  
George Michael's family and friends say they are "touched" at tributes after the star's death.......

Carrie Fisher talks about publishing her diaries

  
Speaking earlier this month, actress Carrie Fisher talks about her "embarrassment" over revelations in her published diaries.......

Bob Bradley: Swansea City sack American manager

  
American Bob Bradley lasts just 85 days as Swansea manager, winning two and losing seven of his 11 Premier League games, before being dismissed.......

Investigators Study Flight Recorder From Black Sea Jet Crash

  
Investigators have recovered the flight-data recorder from a crashed Russian military plane......

US stock indexes edge higher in afternoon trading; Oil rises

  
Major U.S. stock indexes veered higher in afternoon trading Tuesday, nudging the Dow Jones industrial average closer to the 20,000-point mark. Technology and real estate stocks were among the biggest gainers. Energy stocks also rose as the price of crude oil moved higher. Trading was quiet as traders returned from the holiday weekend.......

Pearl Harbor witness reflects on Abe's visit

  
Twenty-year-old Robert Lee woke with a start on Sunday, December 7, 1941. ......

Key immigration battles under Trump

  
The high stakes battle over immigration policy has politicians and thinkers on all sides of the spectrum preparing for battles that could last years -- leaving millions of people in the US unsure of whether they'll be able to stay in the country.......

Hollywood royalty, jester in writing

  
Carrie Fisher went into the family business, but that never stopped her from turning a jaundiced and very funny eye towards it.......

West Bromwich murder: Man shot dead in stationary car

  
A man is shot dead as he sits in a stationary car in West Bromwich in the middle of the afternoon.......

Hernandez Attorneys Seek Dismissal of Tattoo, Text Evidence

  
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's attorneys want information about his tattoos as well as text messages barred from being used as evidence at his upcoming double murder trial......

Feds say 3 hacked law firms' networks, made insider trades

  
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York say three Chinese nationals profited from insider information about mergers and acquisitions by hacking into the networks of law firms working on the deals.......

"Watership Down"author Richard Adams has died age age 96

  
LONDON (AP) — The daughter of British author Richard Adams, whose 1972 book "Watership Down" became a classic of children's literature, says her father has died at age 96.......

Russian Plane's 'Black Box' Found in Black Sea After Crash

  
The flight data recorder may show why the Tupolev 154, which was carrying members of a military choir, crashed en route to Syria, killing 92.......

Carrie Fisher, 60, Child of Hollywood and 'Star Wars' Royalty, Dies

  
Ms. Fisher established Princess Leia as a damsel who could very much deal with her own distress.......

Fights Reported at Malls Nationwide the Day After Christmas: 'Never Seen That Many People Inside Brawling' - PEOPLE.com

  
PEOPLE.comFights Reported at Malls Nationwide the Day After Christmas: 'Never Seen That Many People Inside Brawling'PEOPLE.comFights broke out Monday at malls across the country, at least one involving hundreds of people, according to local police and media reports — creating an unrelated but bizarre string of altercations in the span of a day. Police in Aurora, Colorado ...Epidemic of mall brawls spreads across country on day after ChristmasSacramento BeeSimon Malls responds after Castleton Square Mall fightsWISH-TVFox Valley Mall in Aurora set to reopen day after massive fightWLS-TVCBS News -The Boston Globe -WGN-TV -CNN Internationalall 103 news articles »......

Hollywood's 'princess' Carrie Fisher dead at 60

  
After decades of fast living that her fearless "Star Wars" character Princess Leia would have struggled to keep up with, Carrie Fisher died Tuesday, days after suffering a heart attack. Fisher was returning from the London leg of a book tour on Friday when she collapsed 15 minutes before landing in Los Angeles, where paramedics and hospital staff were unable to revive her. "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," family spokesman Simon Halls said in a statement on behalf of Fisher's daughter given to People magazine.......

Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher dies at 60

  
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday, her daughter said through a family spokesman. ......

Arrests Made as Massive Brawls Involving Hundreds Break Out at Malls Across US on the Day After Christmas - KTLA

  
KTLAArrests Made as Massive Brawls Involving Hundreds Break Out at Malls Across US on the Day After ChristmasKTLAMultiple people, including teenagers, were arrested Monday as massive brawls erupted at more than a dozen malls all over the country in what proved to be a chaotic day for shoppers as they looked to score deals on the day after Christmas. Some of the ...Fights Reported at Malls Nationwide the Day After Christmas: 'Never Seen That Many People Inside Brawling'PEOPLE.comSimon Malls responds after Castleton Square Mall fightsWISH-TVFox Valley Mall in Aurora set to reopen day after massive fightWLS-TVCBS News -The Boston Globe -Chicago Tribune -cleveland.comall 93 news articles »......

Finding treasure in the mud in London

  
Join CNN for a truly British 'Mudlarking' trip down London's River Thames. What was a job in the 19th century is now a 'muddy' hobby, requiring a permit.......

20 planes every aviation fan should experience

  
We're flying more than ever. ......

West Virginia official who called Michelle Obama 'ape in heels' fired

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of a West Virginia nonprofit agency who called first lady Michelle Obama "an ape in heels" in a Facebook post has been fired and the institution put under outside management, state officials said on Tuesday. ......

Carrie Fisher, 'Star Wars' Royalty, Dies at 60

  
The actress, author and screenwriter brought a rare combination of nerve, grit and hopefulness to her most indelible role, as Princess Leia in "Star Wars."......

The galaxy's princess

  
See images from the life and career of actress Carrie Fisher. Fisher is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise.......

7 huge stories you shouldn't have missed

  
Think back to the big stories of the year. What jumps to mind? The elections? The Nice terror attack? Brexit? There was so much news in 2016 that a lot of other big stories slipped under the radar. With the help of our editors and the experts at Media Matters for America and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, we put together this list of major stories you probably missed this year. ......

Obituary: Carrie Fisher

  
Carrie Fisher achieved global fame as Princess Leia in Star Wars.......

PHOTOS: Carrie Fisher: A Life in Pictures

  
Carrie Fisher: A Life in Pictures......

The king of 2016: LeBron James named AP Male Athlete of Year

  
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James was jolted forward when the massive crowd swelled from the sidewalks and into Cleveland's streets, surrounding the convertible that he and his family were riding in. This wasn't supposed to happen.......

Israel: 'Ironclad information' White House behind UN rebuke - Washington Post

  
Washington PostIsrael: 'Ironclad information' White House behind UN rebukeWashington PostJERUSALEM — Doubling down on its public break with the Obama administration, a furious Israeli government on Tuesday said it had received "ironclad" information from Arab sources that Washington actively helped craft last week's U.N. resolution ...Israel braces for more tensions with US as Kerry plans major speechFox NewsIsrael Curtails Ties With 10 Countries Over UN Settlements VoteNBCNews.comThe US failed Israel: #tellusatodayUSA TODAYBloomberg -New York Post -Breitbart News -Alaska Dispatch Newsall 3,162 news articles »......

Partner: George Michael 'died alone'

  
The partner of late British pop musician George Michael has told of how he found the star dead in bed on Christmas Day.......

Lawsuit: Versace 'used code for black customers'

  
A former Versace employee is suing the company for unfair business practices, and one of the allegations in his lawsuit is that the luxury fashion label uses a secret "code" to alert employees when a black customer enters the store. ......

Israel: Obama pushed for UN vote

  
Israel will provide detailed, sensitive information to Donald Trump's incoming administration about the US role as a covert partner in the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel's settlements in the West Bank, a senior Israeli official told CNN Tuesday. ......

Her most memorable moments

  
The actress who played Princess Leia has had many humorous public appearances.......

Fisher: I didn't want to be famous

  
In a 2009 interview with CNN's Campbell Brown, Carrie Fisher says she did not want to go into show business because she saw what happened to parents Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.......

First female Afghan pilot asks for US asylum

  
Three years ago, Niloofar Rahmani became the first woman to earn her wings in Afghanistan's air force. But her place in history as an international symbol of female empowerment and courage has effectively cost her the ability to live in her homeland.......

Defector: NK 'racing ahead' on nuke plan

  
Political uncertainty in the United States and in South Korea could give North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "an apt time" to develop nuclear weapons "at all costs by the end of 2017," a high-profile North Korean diplomat who recently defected to South Korea said Tuesday.......

Actress Carrie Fisher dies at 60

  
See images from the life and career of actress Carrie Fisher. Fisher is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise.......

7 huge you shouldn't have missed

  
Think back to the big stories of the year. What jumps to mind? The elections? The Nice terror attack? Brexit? There was so much news in 2016 that a lot of other big stories slipped under the radar. With the help of our editors and the experts at Media Matters for America and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, we put together this list of major stories you probably missed this year. ......

10 questions you asked Dr. Google

  
This year was full of headline-making health topics that left many people scratching their heads -- so they turned to Dr. Google for answers.......

Carrie Fisher, Star Wars actress, dies aged 60

  
Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies aged 60, days after suffering a cardiac arrest while on a flight.......

'Star Wars' Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60

  
The actress was rushed to an L.A. hospital on Friday.......

Russia: Ukraine's ban on military exports not a big problem

  
MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian military official says domestic industries have learned to produce engines and other parts previously imported from Ukraine.......

Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher dies at 60: People

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday, People magazine reported, citing the family's publicist. ......

Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher dies at 60 - Entertainment Weekly

  
Entertainment WeeklyStar Wars legend Carrie Fisher dies at 60Entertainment WeeklyCarrie Fisher, the brash and witty Hollywood princess who became a galactic princess in Star Wars and later found acclaim as an author and screenwriter, died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday.Iconic Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60: 'She Was Loved by the World and She Will Be Missed Profoundly'PEOPLE.comCarrie Fisher, 'Star Wars' Actress and Writer Who Rocketed to Fame as Princess Leia, Dies at 60VarietyStar Wars' Carrie Fisher Dead at 60E! OnlineUSA TODAY -RollingStone.com -Vanity Fair -New York Daily Newsall 399 news articles »......

Donald Trump's Cabinet Picks Disagree With President-Elect on Some Key Issues - Wall Street Journal

  
Wall Street JournalDonald Trump's Cabinet Picks Disagree With President-Elect on Some Key IssuesWall Street JournalDonald Trump has assembled a cabinet and senior staff with divergent views on such issues as the deficit, trade, climate change, and Russia, posing a challenge for his administration as he tries to mold his own sweeping campaign themes into specific ...The White House is examining ways to punish Russian hackersWashington PostAdam Silver Thinks It's A Mistake For NBA Players To Boycott Trump's White HouseUPROXXAdam Silver explains why the next NBA champs shouldn't boycott Donald Trump's White HouseFOXSports.comBleacher Report -Washington Times -Breitbart News -Albany Times Unionall 19 news articles »......

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies

  
Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies aged 60 - days after suffering a cardiac arrest......

Premiership: Harlequins 28-24 Gloucester

  
Joe Marchant scores two tries as Harlequins narrowly beat Gloucester in front of 77,567 at Twickenham.......

Nonprofit leader who wrote racist Michelle Obama post fired

  
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia nonprofit group has fired its director after she wrote a Facebook post referring to first lady Michelle Obama as an "ape in heels."......

US home prices rise to a post-financial-crisis high - Business Insider

  
Business InsiderUS home prices rise to a post-financial-crisis highBusiness InsiderUS home prices have extended to their best levels since the financial crisis, according to the October reading of the S&P/Case-Shiller index. The national home-price index rose by 5.6% on an annualized basis in October, up from 5.4% in the prior month.West Coast Drives Home Prices to New HighsU.S. News & World ReportUS home prices rise 5.1 percent in OctoberRoanoke TimesSeattle home price increases are highest in nation for 2nd monthKOMO Newsall 55 news articles »......

Israel defies UN vote, vows to build new settlements - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYIsrael defies UN vote, vows to build new settlementsUSA TODAYIsrael on Tuesday intensified its criticism of the Obama administration for allowing the United Nations to pass a resolution condemning Israeli settlements, and vowed to press ahead with new construction in East Jerusalem, which Palestinians hope to ...Israel braces for more tensions with US as Kerry plans major speechFox NewsIsrael: 'Ironclad information' White House behind UN rebukeWashington PostIsrael pressing ahead with settlements after UN voteReutersNBCNews.com -Business Insider -Washington Times -Breitbart Newsall 3,283 news articles »......

US stock indexes edge higher in midday trading; Oil rises

  
Major U.S. stock indexes were headed slightly higher in midday trading Tuesday, led by technology companies. The Dow Jones industrial average edged closer to the 20,000-point mark. Energy stocks also rose as the price of crude oil moved higher.......

Stocks inch higher, oil gains in thin holiday volumes

  
By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks edged higher on Tuesday as trading in some of the world's major financial markets resumed after a Christmas break, with oil also up on looming supply cuts. Trading volume across markets was expected to remain thin as it usually is in the week between Christmas and New Year's. Concerns about Italian banks, Chinese growth and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's protectionist bent look set to keep investors on edge into the start of 2017.......

Game of Thrones was the most pirated show for the fifth year in a row in 2016

  
Around 350,000 people actively shared The Winds of Winter episode right after the Game of Thrones series six finale earlier this year.......

U.S. accuses Chinese citizens of hacking law firms, insider trading

  
Three Chinese citizens have been charged with trading on confidential corporate information that was obtained by hacking into the networks and servers of U.S. law firms, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. Iat Hong, a 26-year-old Macau resident,, was arrested on Sunday in Hong Kong and charged along with Bo Zheng, of Changsha, China, and Chin Hung of Macau, with engaging in conspiracies to commit insider trading, wire fraud and computer intrusion in an indictment filed in federal court in Manhattan. Prosecutors said that beginning in April 2014, the trio obtained inside information by hacking two U.S. law firms and targeting the email accounts of partners at the firms who worked on high-profile mergers and acquisitions.......

Trump picks his company lawyer for special negotiator: statement

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump has turned to his long-time company's top lawyer to serve as a special negotiator for trade deals and other talks, Trump's team said in a statement on Tuesday. Jason Greenblatt, chief legal officer for The Trump Organization who served as Trump's adviser to the Middle East, will work as Trump's special representative for international negotiations, the statement said. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)......

The Latest: Trump taps Greenblatt international advisor

  
The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 12:28 p.m. One of President-elect Donald Trump's main advisers on U.S.-Israel relations will be his special representative for international .........

Taylor Swift surprises 96-year-old fan in Missouri

  
ST. LOUIS (AP) — At age 96, Cyrus Porter is a devoted Taylor Swift fan. He's traveled from his rural Missouri home to St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee, to see her in concert.......

No Trump meeting with Republic of Congo president: Trump spokeswoman

  
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has no meeting planned with Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou, a Trump spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Sassou's spokesman, Thierry Moungalla, earlier had said Sassou, a member of the African Union's High Level Committee on Libya, and Trump were scheduled for a U.S. meeting on Tuesday to discuss the political turmoil in Libya and other African issues. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said there had never been a meeting scheduled and would not be one before Trump takes office on Jan. 20.......

Trump picks his company lawyer for special negotiator: statement

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump has turned to his long-time company's top lawyer to serve as a special negotiator for trade deals and other talks, Trump's team said in a statement on Tuesday. ......

US home prices hit new high in October: S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller - CNBC

  
CNBCUS home prices hit new high in October: S&P CoreLogic Case-ShillerCNBCU.S. home prices hit a new peak in October, according to monthly figures, though the data-provider warned that the pace of growth cannot continue forever. The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, which measures all nine U.S. census ...West Coast Drives Home Prices to New HighsU.S. News & World ReportUS home prices rise to a post-financial-crisis highBusiness InsiderUS home prices rise 5.1 percent in OctoberRoanoke TimesKOMO News -Dallas Newsall 53 news articles »......

On Twitter, Trump defends foundation, ignores legal controversy surrounding it - Washington Post

  
Washington PostOn Twitter, Trump defends foundation, ignores legal controversy surrounding itWashington PostPresident-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday night to defend the charitable foundation he has pledged to close, saying the media had not given him enough credit for his generosity and ignoring the legal issues that ensnared the organization ...How Team Trump Is Changing the Rules of the Media GameThe Fiscal TimesThe Latest: Trump Taps Greenblatt International AdvisorABC NewsDonald Trump complains about media coverage of his foundationNew York Daily NewsCNBC -Breitbart News -CNET -New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TVall 83 news articles »......

Argentina ex-leader Cristina Fernandez charged in corruption case

  
Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is charged over corruption allegations.......

US accuses Chinese citizens of hacking law firms, insider trading

  
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three Chinese citizens have been charged with trading on confidential corporate information that was obtained by hacking into the networks and servers of U.S. law firms, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. Iat Hong, a 26-year-old Macau resident,, was arrested on Sunday in Hong Kong and charged along with Bo Zheng, of Changsha, China, and Chin Hung of Macau, with engaging in conspiracies to commit insider trading, wire fraud and computer intrusion in an indictment filed in federal court in Manhattan. Prosecutors said that beginning in April 2014, the trio obtained inside information by hacking two U.S. law firms and targeting the email accounts of partners at the firms who worked on high-profile mergers and acquisitions.......

Judge indicts former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez in corruption case

  
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Judge indicts former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez in corruption case.......

Bills fire Rex and Rob Ryan, bench Tyrod Taylor; Anthony Lynn becomes interim coach - Yahoo Sports

  
Yahoo SportsBills fire Rex and Rob Ryan, bench Tyrod Taylor; Anthony Lynn becomes interim coachYahoo SportsThe Buffalo Bills have made the decision many saw coming. Rex Ryan has been fired as head coach just prior to the season finale, the team announced early Tuesday. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan also has been let go. Offensive coordinator Anthony ...Buffalo Bills fire head coach Rex RyanNFL.comBills fire Rex Ryan after another disappointing seasonCBSSports.comRex Ryan fired by the Bills after disastrous Week 16 loss to the DolphinsSB NationFOXSports.com -Sports Illustrated -USA TODAY -New York Daily Newsall 119 news articles »......

Police Suspect Social Media in Mall Violence in at Least 9 States

  
Some disturbances turned throngs of shoppers into spectators.......

US, Russian militaries sharing more information on Syria

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S.-Russian talks on their separate fights against the Islamic State group are becoming more productive and more frequent, American officials said, with both sides trading information in real time and even outlining some of their strategic objectives in the months ahead. The progress dispels the notion that ties between the former Cold War foes are "frozen."......

US consumer confidence at highest since 2001

  
US consumer confidence posted sharp gains in December, hitting its highest level in 15 years, according to survey data released Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index jumped 4.3 points for the month to 113.7, easily surpassing an analyst forecast and extending gains made in November to reach the highest point since August 2001. Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators, said the Expectations Index also hit a 13-year high at 105.5, with post-election optimism most pronounced among older consumers.......

U.S. regulators charges Chinese traders with trading on hacked data

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged three Chinese traders with using non-public information stolen from two law firms to make nearly $3 million in profits, the agency said in a statement. (Reporting by Joel Schectman; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)......

Oil jumps 1.7 percent, adds to year's gains ahead of OPEC cuts

  
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil jumped 1.7 percent Tuesday, continuing its year-end rally with support from expectations of tighter supply once the first output cut deal between OPEC and non-OPEC producers in 15 years takes effect on Sunday. U.S. crude prices have surged 25 percent since mid-November, helped by expectations for OPEC's supply cut and generally solid U.S. economic figures that have also bolstered equity prices. Trading was thin on Tuesday, with less than one-third of the usual volume in futures contracts in West Texas Intermediate crude oil.......

U.S. regulators charges Chinese traders with trading on hacked data

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged three Chinese traders with using non-public information stolen from two law firms to make nearly $3 million in profits, the agency said in a statement. ......

WATCH: Violence Breaks Out at Shopping Centers

  
Authorities are eyeing social media in a series of disturbances that broke out at more than one dozen shopping hot spots in several states the day after Christmas.......

Bills fire coach Rex Ryan ahead of last game of season

  
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Bills have fired coach Rex Ryan ahead of their last game of the season after he failed to lead Buffalo to the playoffs.......

Romeo and Juliet, Flushed and Feverish at the Met Opera

  
Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo, who star in a new production of Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette" at the Met on New Year's Eve, are a passionate pair.......

Medical and Health News That Stuck With Us in 2016

  
Here's a selection of Science desk reporters' most memorable articles of the year, with a focus on medicine and health.......

Books of The Times: 'How Propaganda Works' Is a Timely Reminder for a Post-Truth Age

  
Jason Stanley analyzes how modern propaganda can pose a grave danger to democracies by undermining reasoned deliberation.......

Buffalo Bills fire head coach Rex Ryan - NFL.com

  
Washington PostBuffalo Bills fire head coach Rex RyanNFL.comBuffalo announced Tuesday that Ryan and his twin brother Rob (Bills assistant head coach) were relieved of their duties. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn was named the team's interim head coach. Ryan finished his first season 8-8, a record which he ...Rex Ryan thinks his player head-butting a Dolphins coach is no big dealFOXSports.comBills fire Rex Ryan after nearly two seasonsUSA TODAYBills' 7 best coaching candidates to replace Rex RyanSporting NewsYahoo Sports -Buffalo News -New York Daily News -New York Postall 72 news articles »......

Giant robot takes first steps

  
A giant robot designed by scientists based in South Korea has taken its first steps.......

Aberdeen 2-1 Hamilton Academical

  
Aberdeen move to within four points of second-top Rangers as Adam Rooney scores the winner against Hamilton Accies.......

U.S. accuses Chinese citizens of hacking law firms for insider trading

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday announced charges against three Chinese citizens who they said participated in a scheme to trade on confidential corporate information that was obtained by hacking into the networks and servers of several law firms. ......

Israel pressing ahead with settlements after UN vote - Reuters

  
ReutersIsrael pressing ahead with settlements after UN voteReutersIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office December 25, 2016. REUTERS/Dan Balilty/Pool. 2/2. left. right. Houses are seen in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim as the Palestinian ...Israel Curtails Ties With 10 Countries Over UN Settlements VoteNBCNews.comIsrael has reportedly suspended ties with 12 UN Security Council nationsBusiness InsiderThe US failed Israel: #tellusatodayUSA TODAYBreitbart News -Chicago Tribune -Philly.com -New York Timesall 3,236 news articles »......

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

  
The author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, has died aged 96, his daughter says.......

Derby County 1-0 Birmingham City

  
Darren Bent's penalty is enough to beat Gianfranco Zola's Birmingham and take Derby within a point of the Championship's top six.......

Hillary Clinton Thanks Supporters, Refers to Popular Vote Win in End-of-Year Email

  
Clinton promised her supporters she would keep in touch in 2017.......

U.S. consumers ebullient; home prices gain

  
House prices continued their steady recovery in October, although a spike in borrowing costs after Trump's Nov. 8 victory could present a headwind to sustained home value gains. The Conference Board said on Tuesday its Consumer Confidence Index rose to 113.7 this month from an upwardly revised 109.4 in November. The gain in confidence was entirely due to rising expectations as consumers' assessments of current conditions dipped, and was led by surging optimism among older Americans, Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at The Conference Board, said in a statement.......

The Latest: Witness who filmed Russian plane's crash located

  
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Russian military plane in the Black Sea (all times local):......

Taylor Swift surprises visit 96-year-old fan in Missouri

  
ST. LOUIS (AP) — At age 96, Cyrus Porter is a devoted Taylor Swift fan. He's traveled from his rural Missouri home to St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee, to see her in concert.......

Garry Shandling died from blood clot in heart, coroner says

  
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Garry Shandling's cause of death has been attributed to a blood clot in his heart.......

U.S. consumers ebullient; home prices gain

  
(Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence shot to its highest in more than 15 years in December as Americans saw more strength ahead in business conditions, stock prices and the job market following the election of Donald Trump as president in November. ......

Trump Picks Ex-Bush Aide Thomas Bossert to Be Top Counterterrorism Adviser

  
Mr. Bossert, who was President George W. Bush's deputy homeland security adviser, will become assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism.......

Russian plane crash: Experts begin examining flight recorder

  
Air experts in Russia examine the first of the flight recorders found from Sunday's plane crash.......

Ex-NFL Star Back in Court Before Double Murder Trial

  
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is heading back to court for another hearing before his double murder trial in connection with a drive-by shooting in Boston in 2012.......

Polish truck driver shot long before Berlin attack: report

  
A Polish truck driver whose hijacked vehicle was used to crash into a Berlin Christmas market was shot in the head several hours before the attack and could not have attempted to foil it as previously thought, Bild newspaper reported on Tuesday. The newspaper quoted a confidential coroners report that said driver Lukasz Urban, 37, had suffered not only knife wounds in a battle in the truck cabin but also a gun shot wound to the head some 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours before the 8 p.m. attack. The Tunisian assailant, 24-year-old Anis Amri, was shot dead by Italian police in shootout on Friday after a European-wide manhunt.......

Gunmen abduct Iraqi journalist from her Baghdad home

  
BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen kidnapped an Iraqi journalist after breaking into her Baghdad home, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday, a reminder of the dangers reporters face in a war-torn country where authorities have struggled to maintain security.......

Comedian, actor Ricky Harris from 'Everybody Hates Chris' dies - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYComedian, actor Ricky Harris from 'Everybody Hates Chris' diesUSA TODAYLOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian and actor Ricky Harris, who had a recurring role in Chris Rock's Everybody Hates Chris sitcom and voiced several characters that appeared in hip-hop albums, died Monday. He was 54. A cause was not immediately ...Everybody Hates Chris actor Ricky Harris dies at 54Entertainment WeeklyActor & Comedian Ricky Harris Dead At 54 As Snoop Dogg, Leslie Jones, & More React To The Star's Sudden Passing!PerezHilton.comComedian and actor Ricky Harris has died at 54New York Daily NewsHuffington Post -Los Angeles Times -Hollywood Reporter -Varietyall 80 news articles »......

Russian plane crash: Experts being examining flight recorder

  
Air experts in Russia examine the first of the flight recorders found from Sunday's plane crash.......

Trump taps Bush official as top homeland security adviser - CNN

  
CNNTrump taps Bush official as top homeland security adviserCNN(CNN) President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday named a former official in President George W. Bush's White House as his top adviser on homeland security, counterterrorism and cybersecurity. Trump tapped Tom Bossert, the deputy homeland security ...Trump names Bush administration veteran Thomas Bossert to White House homeland security postWashington PostTrump picks former Bush aide for counterterror adviserThe HillNY AG: Trump can't dissolve foundation during investigationFox NewsWall Street Journal -Politico (blog) -New York Daily News -Washington Timesall 36 news articles »......

Barack Obama Says He Would Have Beaten Donald Trump - U.S. News & World Report

  
U.S. News & World ReportBarack Obama Says He Would Have Beaten Donald TrumpU.S. News & World ReportThough his approval ratings are far lower than Obama's, the president-elect says "no way" Obama would have won against him. By Gabrielle Levy | Political Reporter Dec. 27, 2016, at 10:55 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Barack ...Capital Journal: Wealth Slows Trump Picks | Israel Tensions | Understanding GOP Tax PlanWall Street Journal (blog)From Delay To Action: The Supreme Court To Take A Conservative Turn In 2017NPRDonald Trump, President Obama Square OffABC NewsCBS Local -The Boston Globe -Salon -Washington Timesall 320 news articles »......

Amazon ships more than 1 billion holiday gifts, lots of Echo Dots - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYAmazon ships more than 1 billion holiday gifts, lots of Echo DotsUSA TODAYAmazon's Echo Dot was the online retailer's most popular gift this holiday season. The $49.99 voice-enabled hockey-pick shaped speaker led the way in what the Seattle-headquartered company says was its best-ever holiday season. Sales of all Amazon ...The Year in Amazon: How the tech giant redefined itself in 2016, and where it's headed nextGeekWireAmazon's best holiday season shipped over 1 billion itemsCNETPolice seek Amazon Echo data in murder caseEngadgetReuters -Bloomberg -MarketWatch -Android Headlinesall 47 news articles »......

Liz Smith: Royle Family co-stars lead tributes

  
Tributes pour in for Liz Smith, who played Nana in the Royle Family, after her death at the age of 95.......

US stock indexes move higher in morning trading; Oil rises

  
Technology and health care companies helped lift U.S. stocks higher in morning trading Tuesday, nudging the Dow Jones industrial average closer to crossing the 20,000-point mark. Utilities and real estate stocks headed lower. Oil prices were moving higher. A key gauge of housing values showed U.S. home prices increased again in October.......

Ask Brianna: How can I refresh my finances for the new year?

  
"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world .........

1 Tenn. inmate still on the run after Christmas jail break

  
NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say they have recaptured five of the six inmates who broke out of jail on Christmas Day.......

US home prices rise 5.1 percent in October - Roanoke Times

  
Roanoke TimesUS home prices rise 5.1 percent in OctoberRoanoke TimesThis Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, photo, shows a house for sale, in Miami. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for October is released. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz). Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 9:12 am ...US housing prices sustain growth in OctoberYahoo Sportsall 32 news articles »......

Israel braces for more tensions with US as Kerry plans major speech - Fox News

  
Fox NewsIsrael braces for more tensions with US as Kerry plans major speechFox NewsIsrael is bracing for yet another potential clash with the Obama administration in the final weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, as Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to follow up last week's anti-settlement U.N. censure with a ...Israel Curtails Ties With 10 Countries Over UN Settlements VoteNBCNews.comIsrael to Build in Jerusalem, Mulls More Steps Against UNBloombergThe US failed Israel: #tellusatodayUSA TODAYBreitbart News -New York Post -Salon -The Hillall 3,234 news articles »......

Body of missing Washington D.C.actress found - New York Daily News

  
New York Daily NewsBody of missing Washington D.C.actress foundNew York Daily NewsTricia McCauley's body was found in her car after she was reported missing by friends when she did not show up to Christmas dinner on Sunday December 25, 2016. (Metropolitan Police Department). BY Jessica Schladebeck. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.DC police say body found in car is that of missing actressWashington PostTricia McCauley, Missing DC Yoga Instructor, Found Dead; Man in CustodyNBC4 WashingtonSuspect Allegedly Drove Around with the Dead Body of Missing D.C. Actress: PolicePEOPLE.comWashington Times -CBS News -ABC News -WTOPall 39 news articles »......

Trump Names Pick for Elevated National Security Role

  
Thomas Bossert is Trump's pick for deputy national security adviser.......

The Neediest Cases: Giving Up 'Mostly Everything' to Care for His Wife

  
When Abdou Travare's wife, Ramata, learned she had dementia, he quit his job to be by her side. His savings have dwindled, and he has struggled to pay the rent.......

Amazon ships more than 1 billion holiday gifts, including lots of Echo Dots - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYAmazon ships more than 1 billion holiday gifts, including lots of Echo DotsUSA TODAYAmazon's Echo Dot was the online retailer's most popular gift this holiday season. The $49.99 voice-enabled hockey-pick shaped speaker led the way in what the Seattle-headquartered company says was its best-ever holiday season. Sales of all Amazon ...The Year in Amazon: How the tech giant redefined itself in 2016, and where it's headed nextGeekWireAmazon's best holiday season shipped over 1 billion itemsCNETAmazon Reports Best Holiday Yet With Record Orders for EchoBloombergEngadget -MarketWatch -StreetInsider.com -VentureBeatall 41 news articles »......

Taylor Swift surprises 96-year-old war veteran for Christmas

  
Taylor Swift met a unique fan of hers over the Christmas holiday. ......

1 Dangerous Inmate Still on the Run After 6 Escape From Tenn. Jail

  
David Wayne Frazier, 54, was in custody for alleged aggravated robbery.......

US consumer confidence up sharply in December

  
US consumer confidence posted sharp gains in December, with survey respondents saying they had high expectations for business, income and employment in the coming six months. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index jumped 4.3 points to 113.7, up from 109.4 in the month before. The jump was solely due to an increase in the Expectations Index, according to Lynn Franco, the board's director of economic indicators.......

US consumer confidence climbed to 15-year high in December

  
American consumers are the sunniest they've been in more than 15 years. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed to 113.7 in December, up from 109.4 in November and .........

U.S. regulators open investigation on 2009-2011 Ford Fusion

  
U.S. safety regulators are investigating Ford Motor Co's Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2009 to 2011 model years for brakes that may fail in certain conditions, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Tuesday. There have been three reported crashes related to this issue, but no injuries, NHTSA and Ford officials said. The probe was opened on Dec. 20 and involves one of Ford's most popular models, the Fusion.......

Amazon says 2016 holiday season 'best-ever'

  
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said it had its best-ever holiday season, shipping more than one billion items worldwide through its Prime membership program. The company said on Tuesday more than 72 percent of its customers worldwide shopped through mobile devices, adding that Dec. 19 was the busiest shopping day this holiday season. The Amazon Echo home assistant and its smaller version, Echo Dot, were best sellers, said Jeff Wilke, chief executive of Amazon's Worldwide Consumer division. "Despite our best efforts and ramped-up production, we still had trouble keeping them in stock," he said. .........

U.S. regulators open investigation on 2009-2011 Ford Fusion

  
DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating Ford Motor Co's Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans from the 2009 to 2011 model years for brakes that may fail in certain conditions, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Tuesday. ......

Amazon says 2016 holiday season 'best-ever'

  
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said it had its best-ever holiday season, shipping more than one billion items worldwide through its Prime membership program. ......

Trump names Bush administration veteran Thomas Bossert to White House homeland security post - Washington Post

  
Washington PostTrump names Bush administration veteran Thomas Bossert to White House homeland security postWashington PostPresident-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has appointed Thomas P. Bossert, a veteran of the George W. Bush administration, as assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. The position is a critical White House ...Trump picks former Bush aide for counterterror adviserThe HillNY AG: Trump can't dissolve foundation during investigationFox NewsTrump appoints top counter-terrorism adviserUSA TODAYPolitico (blog) -Wall Street Journal -New York Daily News -Washington Timesall 26 news articles »......

BBC bids farewell to The Great British Bake Off

  
A look back at some of the moments that made The Great British Bake Off such a popular show on the BBC.......

Russian Doctor Killed in Plane Crash Had Ties to Vermont

  
A Russian doctor who died in the crash of a Russian military plane had ties to Vermont......

U.S. Consumer Confidence Jumps to Highest Level Since 2001 - Bloomberg

  
BloombergU.S. Consumer Confidence Jumps to Highest Level Since 2001BloombergConsumer confidence climbed in December to the highest level since August 2001 as Americans were more upbeat about the outlook than at any time in the last 13 years, according to a report Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board.Consumer confidence hits highest level since August 2001CNBCConsumer Confidence Rose in DecemberWall Street JournalConsumer confidence hits highest level since 2001MarketWatchUSA TODAY -ABC News -Nasdaq -Yahoo Financeall 19 news articles »......

NY AG: Trump can't dissolve foundation during investigation - Fox News

  
Washington PostNY AG: Trump can't dissolve foundation during investigationFox NewsDonald Trump cannot move ahead with his plan to dismantle his charitable foundation because state prosecutors are probing whether the president-elect personally benefited from its spending, the New York attorney general's office said Tuesday. "The ...Trump picks former Bush aide for counterterror adviserThe HillTrump appoints top counter-terrorism adviserUSA TODAYThe Latest: Trump taps Bossert as homeland security aideWashington PostPolitico (blog) -Wall Street Journal -New York Daily News -Washington Timesall 25 news articles »......

Israel to Build in Jerusalem, Mulls More Steps Against UN - Bloomberg

  
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Russia, Pakistan, China warn of increased Islamic State threat in Afghanistan

  
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Trump taps Bossert for counterterrorism post - statement

  
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Donald Trump to Close His Charitable Foundation - ABC News

  
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National Front mayor creates 'Rue du Brexit' in French town

  
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U.S. consumer confidence hits 15-year high in December

  
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Trump taps Bossert for counterterrorism post - statement

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that Thomas Bossert, former deputy homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush, would be his White House adviser on security and counterterrorism issues, according to a statement. ......

The KKK needs to be exposed, not concealed

  
Steven Howard gave his young daughters "prettily wrapped packages" that included "the distinctive pointed hoods of the Ku Klux Klan." ......

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Boss takes 800 staff on Caribbean cruise

  
January in Iowa can be cold and dreary, but employees at a cabinet company are about to get a sunny reprieve from the winter doldrums, all thanks to the boss.......

US stock indexes edges higher in early trading

  
Stocks moved modestly higher in early trading Tuesday as U.S. markets reopened following the holiday weekend. Materials and energy companies were among the biggest gainers, while utilities and real estate stocks headed lower. A key gauge of housing values showed U.S. home prices increased again in October.......

U.S. consumer confidence hits 15-year high in December

  
(Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence shot to its highest in more than 15 years in December as expectations for strength in job growth, business conditions and the stock market continued to build following the U.S. presidential election, a survey said on Tuesday.......

The Latest: Trump taps Bossert as homeland security aide

  
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George Michael mourned by boyfriend, ex-boyfriend in London

  
LONDON (AP) — George Michael's former longtime partner and his current boyfriend have both spoken of their sadness at his death from apparent heart failure as mourners continued to gather outside his home in London.......

Former 'Survivor' contestant gets prison for child porn

  
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Sean Spicer promises that Trump's use of Twitter as president will be 'really exciting' - TheBlaze.com

  
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Abbas eyes Paris summit after UN slams Israeli settlements - Washington Post

  
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The Latest: NY AG says Trump can't dissolve foundation yet

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):......

NY AG: Trump can't dissolve foundation during investigation

  
Donald Trump cannot move ahead with his plan to dismantle his charitable foundation because state prosecutors are probing whether the president-elect personally benefited from its spending, the New York .........

Iran says Saudi Arabia should be barred from Syria peace process: RIA

  
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Iran says could send military advisors to Syria's Aleppo if needed - RIA

  
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Washington TimesTrump picks Thomas Bossert as adviser for ...Washington TimesPresident-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Hershey, Pa., on Dec. 15, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE** more >. 0. Share. 0. Tweet. 0. Share. 0. Pin. 0. Share. 0. Mail. 0. Share. View Comments Print. By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times ...Spicer: Twitter will be 'really exciting part' of Trump's presidencyThe Hill (blog)Donald Trump and his Cabinet Will Trade on Inside Information as PresidentHuffington PostTrump names Thomas Bossert White House homeland security adviserWashington Examiner (blog)Newsmax -Breitbart News -TPM -Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)all 90 news articles »......

Obama, Japan's Abe to seek reconciliation at Pearl Harbor - Yahoo News

  
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George Michael's Boyfriend Fadi Fawaz Finds the Singer Dead in Bed: "Everything Is Ruined" - E! Online

  
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Housing prices posted modest growth in most parts of the United States in October, according to industry figures released Tuesday. The S&P Case-Shiller price index of 20 major cities saw a 0.6 percent increase on a seasonally adjusted basis in all of the metropolitan areas. "Home prices and the economy are both enjoying robust numbers," David Blitzer, head of the index committee at Dow Jones S&P Indices, said in a statement.......

Trump taps Bossert for counterterrorism post -statement

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that Thomas Bossert, former deputy homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush, would be his White House adviser on security and counterterrorism issues, according to a statement. As assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, Bossert would be Trump's top counterterrorism chief. He currently runs a risk management consulting firm and has a cyber risk fellowship with the Atlantic Council think tank. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)......

Trump taps Bossert for counterterrorism post -statement

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that Thomas Bossert, former deputy homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush, would be his White House adviser on security and counterterrorism issues, according to a statement. ......

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Pita Taufatofua -- the topless and oiled Tongan taekwondo fighter who caused a social media storm at the Olympic Games -- is turning his attention to qualifying for the Winter Olympics.......

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Trump taps Bossert for counterterrorism post: statement

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that Thomas Bossert, former deputy homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush, would be his White House adviser on security and counterterrorism issues, according to a statement. ......

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Versace 'used secret code for black customers'

  
A former Versace employee is suing the company for unfair business practices, and one of the allegations in his lawsuit is that the luxury fashion label uses a secret "code" to alert employees when a black customer enters the store. ......

North Korea 'racing ahead' on nuclear plan, defector says

  
Political uncertainty in the United States and in South Korea could give North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "an apt time" to develop nuclear weapons "at all costs by the end of 2017," a high-profile North Korean diplomat who recently defected to South Korea said Tuesday.......

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The high stakes battle over immigration policy has politicians and thinkers on all sides of the spectrum preparing for battles that could last years -- leaving millions of people in the US unsure of whether they'll be able to stay in the country.......

George Michael 'died alone,' partner says

  
The partner of late British pop musician George Michael has told of how he found the star dead in bed on Christmas Day.......

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Mozambique's opposition agrees 7-day truce after call with president

  
Mozambique's Renamo opposition party will cease all military operations against government forces for the next seven days to allow the public to enjoy New Year festivities, its leader Afonso Dhlakama said on Tuesday. Rights groups estimate that dozens of people have been killed this year in tit-for-tat attacks between Renamo fighters and the ruling Frelimo government. Renamo and Frelimo fought on opposing sides in a civil war from 1976 to 1992 in which a million people died.......

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A man has been killed in a horse race at a birthday party that hit the headlines after an invitation went viral on Facebook.......

Huge brawls break out at malls across US

  
Disturbances that included gunfire, massive brawls and food-court fights played out at more than a dozen malls across the country in what proved to be a chaotic day after Christmas.......

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By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S.-backed alliance of militias has made unexpectedly rapid gains against Islamic State near its Syrian headquarters in Raqqa, advancing to within a few kilometres of a major dam, its spokesman said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based organisation that reports on the conflict, said one of Islamic State's top commanders in Syria was probably killed in fighting near the dam on the Euphrates River some 50 km (30 miles) west of Raqqa city, Islamic State's main base of operations in Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, including the powerful Kurdish YPG militia, launched the second phase of a campaign against Islamic State 10 days ago.......

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Ex-NFL Star Back in Court Ahead of Double Murder Trial

  
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is heading back to court for another pretrial hearing ahead of his double murder trial in connection with a drive-by shooting in Boston in 2012......

US home prices rise 5.1 percent in October

  
U.S. home prices rose again in October as buyers bidding for scarce properties drove prices higher. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.1 percent in October from .........

Abbas eyes Paris summit after UN slams Israeli settlements

  
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president said Tuesday that he hopes an upcoming Mideast conference in France will set a timetable for independence after the U.N. delivered a harsh rebuke over the construction of Israeli settlements in lands claimed by the Palestinians.......

Israel has reportedly suspended ties with 12 UN Security Council nations - Business Insider

  
Business InsiderIsrael has reportedly suspended ties with 12 UN Security Council nationsBusiness Insider'NO WAY!': Trump fires back after Obama says he would've won if he ran · The death of Queen Elizabeth will be the most disruptive event in... US relations with Russia hit rough patch, but there are signs things may... There is no other helicopter in ...Trump says the UN is just a club 'for people to have a good time'New York PostIsrael Curtails Ties With 10 Countries Over UN Settlements VoteNBCNews.comReport: Israel to build more settlements in defiance of UNThe HillWashington Post -Newsmax -Fox News -USA TODAYall 3,120 news articles »......

DC police say body found in car is that of missing actress - Washington Post

  
Washington PostDC police say body found in car is that of missing actressWashington PostD.C. police on Tuesday found the body of a woman they identified as an actress and yoga instructor who went missing on Christmas Day while on her way to a holiday dinner at a friend's house. Interim D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham told a Tuesday ...DC yoga instructor who disappeared on way to holiday party found deadCBS NewsTricia McCauley, Missing DC Yoga Instructor, Found DeadNBC4 WashingtonDC yoga instructor found dead, family members sayWUSA9.comFox News -WJLA -WTOP -Daily Mailall 16 news articles »......

Israel's fury at UNSC resolution

  
The United Nations Security Council on Friday passed a resolution condemning Israel's settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The United States abstained on the resolution, allowing it to pass, rather than vetoing it -- as it usually does with resolutions it sees as overly critical of Israel.......

George Michael 'died alone', partner says

  
The partner of late British pop musician George Michael has told of how he found the star dead in bed on Christmas Day.......

Tributes build at George Michael's home

  
Fans and friends of George Michael have been leaving tributes outside his home in Highgate, North London.......

Abbas Eyes Paris Summit After UN Slams Israeli Settlements

  
The Palestinian president says he hopes an upcoming Mideast conference in France will set a timetable for independence after the U.N. delivered a harsh rebuke over the construction of Israeli settlements in lands claimed by the Palestinians......

Trump says the UN is just a club 'for people to have a good time' - New York Post

  
YnetnewsTrump says the UN is just a club 'for people to have a good time'New York PostWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Donald Trump is questioning the effectiveness of the United Nations, saying it's just a club for people to "have a good time," after the U.N. Security Council voted last week to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and ...Israel Curtails Ties With 10 Countries Over UN Settlements VoteNBCNews.comReport: Israel to build more settlements in defiance of UNThe HillTrump calls UN 'just a club for people' to 'have a good time'Washington PostNewsmax -Fox News -USA TODAY -TheBlaze.comall 3,113 news articles »......

Taylor Swift sings at US war veteran's home in Missouri as Christmas surprise

  
The singer surprises a US war veteran by turning up at his home on Boxing Day and singing for him and his family.......

WATCH: New Details of George Michael's Death

  
Michael's boyfriend, Fadi Dawaz, announced on Twitter that he was the one who found Michael dead on Christmas Day as friends and fans gather at Michael's home to pay tribute.......

Comedian Ricky Harris From 'Everybody Hates Chris' Dies

  
Comedian and actor Ricky Harris, who had a recurring role in Chris Rock's "Everybody Hates Chris" sitcom and voiced several characters that appeared in Hip Hop albums, has died......

Everybody Hates Chris Actor Ricky Harris Dead at 54 - PEOPLE.com

  
PEOPLE.comEverybody Hates Chris Actor Ricky Harris Dead at 54PEOPLE.comRicky Harris, a comedian and actor known for roles on Everybody Hates Chris and Dope, died on Monday. He was 54. Raised in Long Beach, California, Harris was childhood friend of Snoop Dogg. The two sang in their church choir together — and would go ...Everybody Loves Chris actor Ricky Harris dies at 54Entertainment WeeklyActor & Comedian Ricky Harris Dead At 54 As Snoop Dogg, Leslie Jones, & More React To The Star's Sudden Passing!PerezHilton.comComedian and actor Ricky Harris has died at 54New York Daily NewsPage Six -Los Angeles Times -Variety -International Business Timesall 55 news articles »......

US-Backed Fighters Approach IS-Held Dam in Syria

  
Kurdish-led fighters are approaching a strategic dam controlled by the Islamic State group in northern Syria after days of fighting that killed a senior IS military commander......

US-backed fighters approach IS-held dam in Syria

  
BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led fighters are approaching a strategic dam controlled by the Islamic State group in northern Syria after days of fighting that killed a senior IS military commander, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed forces and others said Tuesday.......

American skier Shiffrin beats Worley for 2nd career GS win

  
SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States earned her second career World Cup giant slalom win on Tuesday and went further ahead in the overall standings.......

George Michael's hard journey from closeted star to gay hero - Entertainment Weekly

  
Entertainment WeeklyGeorge Michael's hard journey from closeted star to gay heroEntertainment WeeklyIt's so common for pop stars to come clean about their sexuality these days. Some declarations barely register a blip on the media radar. But less than 20 years ago, George Michael, who died at 53 on Dec. 25, lived in a world where he still felt the ...Remembering 80's Pop Icon George Michael's Inspirational LifeABC NewsGeorge Michael's Boyfriend Fadi Fawaz Reveals Singer Died AlonePEOPLE.comGeorge Michael's Godchildren May Walk Away With His $200+ Million Fortune -- Get The Scoop!PerezHilton.comBBC News -New York Times -Page Six -CNNall 2,043 news articles »......

Stocks inch higher in holiday lull

  
Share prices inched higher on Tuesday as trading in some of the world's major financial markets resumed after a Christmas break, with oil and the dollar also rising marginally. Concerns about Italian banks, Chinese growth and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's protectionist bent look set to keep investors on edge into the start of 2017. In Japan, however, core consumer prices fell in annual terms for the ninth month as household spending slumped.......

Chelsea's Conte hopes record run sparks title glory

  
Antonio Conte has challenged his Chelsea stars to use their club record run of 12 successive victories as the foundation to win the Premier League title. Conte's side moved seven points clear at the top after a 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Monday and they are now just two more victories away from equalling Arsenal's Premier League record of 14 consecutive wins. "I prefer to win the title than the record," Conte told Chelsea TV.......

Berlin calls off exhibition of modern art from Tehran museum

  
BERLIN (AP) — Plans for a major exhibition in Berlin of works from the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art have been scrapped because Iran hasn't granted permission for their export, the German capital's museum authority said Tuesday.......

Stocks inch higher in holiday lull

  
LONDON (Reuters) - Share prices inched higher on Tuesday as trading in some of the world's major financial markets resumed after a Christmas break, with oil and the dollar also rising marginally. ......

California Today: California Today: And the Californian of the Year Is...

  
Tuesday: The governor's popular appeal, the state's elevated role on climate change, and an authentic ghost town.......

Remembering 80's Pop Icon George Michael's Inspirational Life - ABC News

  
ABC NewsRemembering 80's Pop Icon George Michael's Inspirational LifeABC NewsThe 80s heartthrob and gay hero who dared to be different rose to fame with Wham! and had a long successful career before his death at 53. 7:56 | 12/27/16. ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos. Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}.George Michael's Boyfriend Fadi Fawaz Reveals Singer Died AlonePEOPLE.comGeorge Michael's Godchildren May Walk Away With His $200+ Million Fortune -- Get The Scoop!PerezHilton.comGeorge Michael's philanthropy comes to light after his deathBBC NewsNew York Times -CNN -Entertainment Weekly -KHOU.comall 2,024 news articles »......

Cop suspended for Snapchat post

  
Waking up with a gun to her face, handcuffed along with her family and having the incident posted on Snapchat, was not how Kimberly Santiago expected to start her morning last Thursday, she says.......

Toshiba warns of massive write-down over nuclear service unit

  
Toshiba said Tuesday it may book a one-time loss of several billion dollars over a US subsidiary's acquisition of a nuclear service company. The Tokyo-based conglomerate said in a statement that costs linked to the 2015 transaction will possibly come to "several billion US dollars, resulting in a negative impact on Toshiba's financial results". The exact figure of the potential write-down is still being worked out, Toshiba President Satoshi Tsunakawa told reporters after the announcement.......

Italian bank BMPS says ECB wants it to get 8.8-bn-euro bailout

  
Italy's troubled third-largest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS), said Tuesday that the European Central Bank has called for it to receive a bailout of 8.8 billion euros ($9.2 billion). The ECB's reported need for recapitalisation at BMPS, the world's oldest bank, is over three billion euros more than judged necessary just one month ago. BMPS cited letters from the ECB to the Italian ministry of finance and economy indicating that the results of 2016 stress tests showed the capital needs of BMPS at 8.8 billion euros.......

Global stocks mostly gain in thin trading ahead of New Year

  
Global stocks mostly edged higher as the last week of trading for the year began Tuesday after Christmas holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX gained 0.1 percent to 11,464 and the CAC 40 of France was .........

Thousands turn up to girl's party

  
Rubi Ibarra Garcia's 15th birthday party garnered 1.3 million RSVPs online after her family's Facebook invite went viral.......

Parasite properties invade Paris

  
The 19th-century cityscape of Paris is about to change. ......

'Tis the season? Brawls find their way to the malls - The Boston Globe

  
The Boston Globe'Tis the season? Brawls find their way to the mallsThe Boston GlobeNEW YORK — Chaos struck at least 15 malls across the country on Monday as fights broke out and false reports of gunfire spread rapidly on social media. The disturbances — many caused by feuding teenagers, according to local authorities — disrupted ...Fights break out at malls across United StatesCNN Internationalall 83 news articles »......

Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Abe making historic visit to Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial - CBS News

  
CBS NewsObama, Japanese Prime Minister Abe making historic visit to Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona MemorialCBS NewsHONOLULU -- Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic pilgrimage to the site where the bloodshed of the surprise attacks drew America into World War II.5 things you need to know TuesdayUSA TODAY10 Things to Know for TodayWashington PostJapanese prime minister arrives in Hawaii, lays wreath at Pearl HarborUPI.comNew York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV -The Japan Timesall 395 news articles »......

Is Trump Using Taiwan as a Bargaining Chip With China? - Newsweek

  
NewsweekIs Trump Using Taiwan as a Bargaining Chip With China?NewsweekWith all the news about his dismissal of both Russian hacking and the CIA's report that it was directed by the Kremlin to assist in his election, President-elect Trump's potentially revealing comments about the One-China policy have been lost in the ...Analysis: China Is Both Threat, Opportunity for Donald TrumpCNBCTrump's policies will protect our allies, economy and citizens from Chinese bullyingBucks County Courier TimesChina, Sao Tome and Principe resume diplomatic tiesCCTVall 107 news articles »......

CES 2017: LG teases a levitating Bluetooth speaker equipped with electromagnets - Firstpost

  
FirstpostCES 2017: LG teases a levitating Bluetooth speaker equipped with electromagnetsFirstpostThe Consumer Electronics Show or CES is just around the corner which means leaks, rumours and speculations. However, here is something that comes straight form the horse's mouth. LG has sent out a press release for a new Bluetooth speaker that it will ...LG to unveil floating speaker next yearKorea Timesall 40 news articles »......

Vera Rubin, trailblazing female astronomer, dies at 88 - 13newsnow.com

  
13newsnow.comVera Rubin, trailblazing female astronomer, dies at 8813newsnow.comPRINCETON, N.J. — Vera Rubin, a pioneering astronomer who helped find powerful evidence of dark matter, has died, her son said Monday. She was 88. Allan Rubin, a professor of geosciences at Princeton University, told The Associated Press his mother ...Vera Rubin, Astronomer Who Discovered The First Direct Evidence Of Dark Matter, Dead At 88Huffington PostVera Rubin, astronomer who verified existence of dark matter, dies at 88Washington PostDark Matter Research Pioneer DiesWBAL RadioLos Angeles Times -International Business Times -Scientific American (blog) -Mashableall 93 news articles »......

Asia Pacific|Without Obama, Shinzo Abe's Approach to US-Japan Ties May Be Tested - New York Times

  
New York TimesAsia Pacific|Without Obama, Shinzo Abe's Approach to US-Japan Ties May Be TestedNew York TimesPrime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan in Honolulu on Monday. Given Mr. Abe's nationalist leanings, he might not have seemed the most likely Japanese leader to embrace the United States. Yet under his leadership, Japan has committed to policies favored by ...5 things you need to know TuesdayUSA TODAYAt heart of Obama-Abe Pearl Harbor meeting: the power of reconciliationChristian Science MonitorObama, Japanese Prime Minister Abe making historic visit to Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona MemorialCBS NewsWashington Post -Fredericksburg.com -13newsnow.com -Columbus Dispatchall 395 news articles »......

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NFL: Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant makes one-handed catch against Detroit Lions

  
Watch Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant make an incredible one-handed touchdown catch during their 42-21 win over the Detroit Lions.......

Berlin truck attack: Polish driver 'shot hours before'

  
A Polish man was reportedly shot in the head hours before his lorry was driven into a Berlin crowd.......

Report: Israel to build more settlements in defiance of UN - The Hill

  
The HillReport: Israel to build more settlements in defiance of UNThe HillThe Israeli government says it plans to build thousands of settlements in East Jerusalem despite a U.N. Security Council vote last week to condemn such settlements. Jerusalem will approve 600 units Wednesday, as part of a planned 5,600 homes to be ...Israel Curtails Ties With 12 Countries Over UN Settlements VoteNBCNews.comIsrael plans more settlements; Abbas looks to Paris summitUSA TODAYTrump calls UN club for people to 'have a good time'Fox NewsNew York Times -ABC News -The Week Magazine -Business Insiderall 3,050 news articles »......

Electoral fraud: Pilot scheme for ID before voting defended

  
Ministers say having to show ID before voting will reduce fraud amid claims it will put people off.......

Turkey cannot confirm IS video of alleged soldiers' killings

  
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A government official says Turkey has no information to confirm a video released by the Islamic State group that purportedly shows two Turkish soldiers being burned alive.......

George Michael's Boyfriend Fadi Fawaz Reveals Singer Died Alone - PEOPLE.com

  
PEOPLE.comGeorge Michael's Boyfriend Fadi Fawaz Reveals Singer Died AlonePEOPLE.comGeorge Michael's boyfriend is revealing more details about the day he reportedly found the late British singer dead in his bed. "We were supposed to be going for Christmas lunch. I went around there to wake him up and he was just gone, lying peacefully ...George Michael's Godchildren May Walk Away With His $200+ Million Fortune — Get The Scoop!PerezHilton.comPortrait of George Michael Fills Out, Showing Pitfalls of Fame and Quiet GenerosityNew York Times2016: The year the music diedCNNUSA TODAY -Billboard -RollingStone.com -Pittsburgh Post-Gazetteall 2,021 news articles »......

Isabel Gayther: Missing student 'posts on Facebook'

  
A university student who was reported missing posts on Facebook, police say.......

George Michael's philanthropy comes to light after his death

  
Tales of George Michael's philanthropy have come to light in the wake of his death on Christmas Day.......

At heart of Obama-Abe Pearl Harbor meeting: the power of reconciliation - Christian Science Monitor

  
Christian Science MonitorAt heart of Obama-Abe Pearl Harbor meeting: the power of reconciliationChristian Science MonitorWith their meeting Tuesday at Pearl Harbor, President Obama and Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe seek to demonstrate that reconciliation takes constant effort, but has enduring rewards. Monitor's Best: Top 5 ...5 things you need to know TuesdayUSA TODAYObama, Japanese Prime Minister Abe making historic visit to Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona MemorialCBS News10 Things to Know for TodayWashington Post13newsnow.com -Fredericksburg.com -UPI.com -KITV Honoluluall 385 news articles »......

Your new year's sex resolution...

  
With the holidays in full swing, you and your partner are likely more focused on family, travel and food than on spicing up your sex life. ......

10 questions you asked Dr. Google this year

  
This year was full of headline-making health topics that left many people scratching their heads -- so they turned to Dr. Google for answers.......

M5 in Somerset closed due to ice on road

  
Motorists face long delays after a large stretch of the M5 in Somerset is closed due to ice.......

Isabel Gayther: 'Missing' student posts on Facebook

  
A university student who was reported missing posts on Facebook, police say.......

U.S. committed to NATO, Baltic security: McCain

  
The United States is committed to the security of the Baltic region and NATO, Republican senator John McCain said in the Estonian capital on Tuesday, during a visit seen as a bid to soothe concerns over the policy of President-elect Donald Trump. Trump unnerved many in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia by saying on the campaign trail he would consider a country's contributions to the NATO alliance before coming to its aid. Russian military involvement in Ukraine and Georgia has stoked fears in the Baltics their former Soviet master might eventually try something similar there.......

Donald Trump, Pearl Harbor, George Michael: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

Trump calls UN 'just a club for people' to 'have a good time' - Washington Post

  
Washington PostTrump calls UN 'just a club for people' to 'have a good time'Washington PostThree days after the United Nations adopted a resolution calling on Israel to halt Jewish settlement activity on Palestinian territory, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that the international body "is just a club for people to get together, talk ...Trump: UN 'just a club for people to get together, talk'The HillTrump Tweet: UN Just a 'Club' Where People TalkNewsmaxTrump says UN just a club for people to 'have a good time'Roanoke TimesHot Air -Newsday -WCNC.com -Newserall 139 news articles »......

John Cena Returns at the WWE MSG Live Event (Video) - Daily DDT

  
Daily DDTJohn Cena Returns at the WWE MSG Live Event (Video)Daily DDTJohn Cena, who had been away from WWE for two-plus months, returned at Monday night's live event. John Cena's WWE return has been hyped for the Tuesday night episode of SmackDown. He will make his first TV appearance since the No Mercy ...WWE RAW Results (12/26): Strowman looks Strong, Reigns Defends the US Title Against Owens!WrestlezoneWWE House Show Results From Madison Square Garden: Cena's Return, More411mania.comWWE Raw results, recap, reactions (Dec. 26, 2016): The Abominable StrowmanCageside Seats (blog)ProWrestling.net -International Business Times UK -Heavy.com -Oneindiaall 175 news articles »......

Donald Trump, Pearl Harbor, George Michael: Your Tuesday Briefing - New York Times

  
New York TimesDonald Trump, Pearl Harbor, George Michael: Your Tuesday BriefingNew York TimesTributes left Monday at George Michael's house in Goring, England, where he died on Christmas Day. Credit Eddie Keogh/Reuters. (Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. Here's what you need to know: • "NO WAY!" That was ...5 things you need to know TuesdayUSA TODAYJapan's Abe to pay historic visit to Pearl Harbor with ObamaCNNAt heart of Obama-Abe Pearl Harbor meeting: the power of reconciliationChristian Science MonitorCBS News -Washington Post -Fredericksburg.com -UPI.comall 384 news articles »......

Give Chelsea the Premier League trophy now - Robbie Savage

  
Premier League leaders Chelsea are very unlikely to be caught, according to BBC football pundit Robbie Savage.......

Ashley Giles: Warwickshire name Lancashire head coach as sport director

  
Ashley Giles rejoins Warwickshire as sport director, with Lancashire agreeing to release him from his deal at Old Trafford.......

Avatar-style S. Korean manned robot takes first baby steps

  
A giant South Korean-built manned robot that walks like a human but makes the ground shake under its weight has taken its first baby steps. It is claimed as a world first by its creators at Hankook Mirae Technology, a South Korean robotics company, where about 30 engineers were hard at work conducting initial tests Tuesday afternoon. "Our robot is the world's first manned bipedal robot and is built to work in extreme hazardous areas where humans cannot go (unprotected)," said company chairman Yang Jin-Ho.......

Russian plane crash: First 'black box' brought to Moscow - BBC News

  
BBC NewsRussian plane crash: First 'black box' brought to MoscowBBC NewsThe flight data recorder of the Russian military airliner which crashed in the Black Sea on Sunday has been recovered and brought to Moscow. The Tu-154 jet came down with the loss of all 92 passengers and crew. At least 12 bodies have been recovered so ...AP News in Brief at 6:04 am ESTWashington PostRussia Mounts Search After Plane Crash and Says Terrorism Is UnlikelyNew York TimesRussian Plane Crash Investigators Find First Black BoxWall Street JournalUSA TODAY -San Francisco Chronicle -Voice of America -Salt Lake Tribuneall 1,644 news articles »......

How George Michael's 'Freedom!' lives on through supermodels

  
It's one of the decade's most iconic music videos, an unforgettable 1990's style moment and an enduring reminder of the rise of the supermodel. ......

Doomed Russian plane's main black box found in Black Sea

  
The main black box of the Syria-bound Russian military plane that crashed into the Black Sea with 92 people onboard has been found in a massive ongoing search operation, authorities said Tuesday. "The main black box was found at 5:42 am Moscow time (0242 GMT) 1,600 metres from the shore at a depth of 17 metres," the defence ministry said in a statement, adding that the device would be sent to the Moscow region to be deciphered by experts. The Tu-154 jet, whose passengers included more than 60 members of the internationally renowned Red Army Choir, was heading to Russia's military airbase in Syria when it went down off the coast of the resort city of Sochi shortly after take-off on Sunday.......

China plans 'toilet revolution' to boost tourism

  
China said it will boost investment in tourism, with plans to develop rustbelt regions and upgrade public toilets high on its to-do list as it looks to lift the sector's contribution to economic growth. Announcing a new plan for the sector, China said it aims to invest 2 trillion yuan ($290 billion) in tourism between 2016 and 2020 which would translate to annual growth of more than 14 percent in direct investment in the industry. The plan also promised a "toilet revolution", prompted by wide-spread complaints about toilet hygiene levels at China's tourist spots and said the country would aim to build or renovate as many as 100,000 public toilets over the period.......

China plans 'toilet revolution' to boost tourism

  
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said it will boost investment in tourism, with plans to develop rustbelt regions and upgrade public toilets high on its to-do list as it looks to lift the sector's contribution to economic growth. ......

Meet the black Americans going home to China

  
Paula Madison grew up knowing she was different. ......

Russian plane crash: First 'black box' brought to Moscow

  
The flight data recorder of the Russian jet which crashed with 92 deaths is delivered to Moscow.......

Russia says will boost cooperation with Turkey, Iran on Syria: Interfax

  
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Russia would work more closely with Turkey and Iran on the situation in Syria and said the three countries' cooperation had saved lives by helping to evacuate eastern Aleppo. "We will further build our cooperation with Ankara, Tehran and other countries in the region on the Syrian question," Lavrov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. (Reporting by Peter Hobson; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)......

Mall fights send post-holiday shoppers scrambling for exits - U.S. News & World Report

  
U.S. News & World ReportMall fights send post-holiday shoppers scrambling for exitsU.S. News & World ReportPolice officers continue to patrol the area as people linger in the parking lots around Oak Court Mall after the mall was closed due to a disturbance Monday, in Memphis, Tenn. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP). BEACHWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Fights ...Fights, disturbances shut down malls across USXReutersReports of mall disturbances light up social mediaWTSP.comChaos Strikes More Than a Dozen Malls, Disrupting Post-Christmas ShoppingNew York TimesNBCNews.com -Fox17 -CBS News -ABC Newsall 34 news articles »......

What the immigration battle could look like under Trump

  
The high stakes battle over immigration policy has politicians and thinkers on all sides of the spectrum preparing for battles that could last years -- leaving millions of people in the US unsure of whether they'll be able to stay in the country.......

Trump camp: Ban won't be based solely on religion

  
Kellyanne Conway, President-elect Donald Trump's former campaign manager and newly named White House aide, said Thursday the new administration would not pursue a ban on Muslims solely based on their religion. ......

Airline loosens policy on passenger tasering

  
Think twice before complaining on your next Korean Air flight - flight crew can now use Tasers to deal with mid-air disturbances. ......

'Sherlock' returns with murder, mystery - and a baby

  
LONDON (AP) — There's something rotten in Baker Street.......

Gunfire and massive brawls break out at malls across US

  
Disturbances that included gunfire, massive brawls and food-court fights played out at more than a dozen malls across the country in what proved to be a chaotic day after Christmas.......

U.S. mutual fund trustees feel the heat of investor lawsuits

  
By Ross Kerber BOSTON (Reuters) - Before New York's famed 21 Club steakhouse drew attention in November for hosting Donald Trump, the wealthy U.S. president-elect, it quietly fed other public representatives: trustees of Paris-based AXA SA investment funds. Investors including a teacher and a retired police officer accused the firm of collecting excessive fees, a charge the firm denied. U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan sided with AXA in his 146-page decision, but he wrote the suit had prompted a "more scrupulous and rigorous" review of board expenses.......

The Latest: Recovered black box not seriously damaged

  
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Russian military plane in the Black Sea (all times local):......

Russia says Syrian government and opposition in talks: Ifax

  
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the Syrian government was holding talks with the opposition ahead of possible peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Interfax news agency reported. Lavrov did not say where the current talks were being held and it was unclear which opposition groups were taking part. The High Negotiations Committee, a body grouping armed and political opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, said it had no knowledge of the negotiations.......

U.S. mutual fund trustees feel the heat of investor lawsuits

  
BOSTON (Reuters) - Before New York's famed 21 Club steakhouse drew attention in November for hosting Donald Trump, the wealthy U.S. president-elect, it quietly fed other public representatives: trustees of Paris-based AXA SA investment funds. ......

New York Today: New York Today: Lee Gabay, a New Yorker of the Year

  
Tuesday: Honoring a model citizen, an annual double dutch tournament, and fake ID busts.......

M5 closed in Somerset due to ice and collisions on road

  
Part of the M5 in Somerset is closed in both directions due to ice and collisions on the road.......

For Benfica, it's business as usual with transfers, titles

  
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Another rising talent turned into a profit. Another title on the horizon.......

How 'Rogue One' Brought Back Familiar Faces

  
Live action and digital effects were used to return the characters from the original "Star Wars." Death was no obstacle.......

Russian Plane Crash Investigators Find First Black Box - Wall Street Journal

  
Wall Street JournalRussian Plane Crash Investigators Find First Black BoxWall Street JournalMOSCOW—Rescue workers recovered the flight-data recorder from the Russian military aircraft that crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday, Russia's Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said in a statement that one of the plane's two so-called black ...Russian plane crash: First 'black box' located in the seaBBC NewsThe Latest: Pilot says first data from black box very soonCharlotte ObserverRescuers find flight recorder from Black Sea plane crashWHIOUPI.com -Voice of America -Reuters -Boston Heraldall 1,566 news articles »......

Romanian President Rejects Social Democrats' Pick for Premier - Bloomberg

  
BloombergRomanian President Rejects Social Democrats' Pick for PremierBloombergRomanian President Klaus Iohannis rejected Sevil Shhaideh as a candidate for prime minister, setting up a showdown with the Social Democrat party after it won a landslide victory in this month's elections. Iohannis called on the party to pick someone ...Romania's President Iohannis rejects leftists' proposal for PMReutersRomania's President Says He Won't Name Muslim Woman to Be PMABC NewsRomanian president rejects left's PM candidateDigital Journalall 9 news articles »......

Reports of mall disturbances light up social media - WTSP.com

  
WTSP.comReports of mall disturbances light up social mediaWTSP.comMPD officers block off the entrances to the Oak Court Mall Monday night after a disturbance in the food court sent patrons into a panic. (Photo: Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal). CONNECT TWEET PINTEREST. A flurry of reports of mall melees and ...WANT via CNNLocal 10Chaos Strikes More Than a Dozen Malls, Disrupting Post-Christmas ShoppingNew York TimesFights, Disturbances Shut Down Malls Across USFox BusinessABC News -U.S. News & World Report -Chicago Daily Herald -Washington Postall 86 news articles »......

Obama, Japanese PM Abe to seek reconciliation at Pearl Harbor - Fox News

  
Fox NewsObama, Japanese PM Abe to seek reconciliation at Pearl HarborFox NewsHONOLULU – Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic pilgrimage to the site where the bloodshed of surprise attacks thrust America into World War II.5 things you need to know TuesdayUSA TODAYIs Abe the first sitting Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor? Well, actually, he may be the fourth.Washington PostJapan's Abe to pay historic visit to Pearl Harbor with ObamaCNNFredericksburg.com -Honolulu Star-Advertiser -Military.com -UPI.comall 372 news articles »......

7 huge 2016 stories you may have missed (but shouldn't have)

  
Think back to the big stories of the year. What jumps to mind? The elections? The Nice terror attack? Brexit? There was so much news in 2016 that a lot of other big stories slipped under the radar. With the help of our editors and the experts at Media Matters for America and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, we put together this list of major stories you probably missed this year. ......

US-backed fighters pushing toward IS-held dam in north Syria

  
BEIRUT (AP) — A spokesman for a U.S.-backed Kurdish-led force in northern Syria says they are approaching a strategic dam controlled by the Islamic State group north of the country.......

Thousands crash Mexican birthday party when event set to 'public' - New York Daily News

  
New York Daily NewsThousands crash Mexican birthday party when event set to 'public'New York Daily NewsRubi Ibarra, not seen, arrives at the site of a Mass that is part of her down-home 15th birthday party, surrounded by a horde of journalists and a drone flying overhead. (Enric Marti/AP). BY Chris Sommerfeldt. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Updated: Tuesday ...Thousands attend Mexican girl's party after viral invitationBBC NewsRubi Ibarra Garcia birthday: Man killed in horse race at viral partyBBC NewsThousands Attend Quinceañera After Her Dad's Facebook Invite Accidentally Goes ViralPEOPLE.comNBCNews.com -Salon -Mirror.co.uk -Mashableall 32 news articles »......

First female Afghan pilot asks for US asylum

  
Three years ago, Niloofar Rahmani became the first woman to earn her wings in Afghanistan's air force. But her place in history as an international symbol of female empowerment and courage has effectively cost her the ability to live in her homeland.......

Rubi Ibarra Garcia birthday: Man killed in horse race at viral party

  
A man is killed at a Mexican girl's party attended by thousands after a video invitation went viral.......

North Korean diplomat has 'no regrets' over defection

  
A high-profile North Korean diplomat who defected to South Korea tells the BBC's Stephen Evans that he has no regrets.......

Isabel Gayther: Appeal for missing university student

  
Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned about a university student who failed to turn up to her family's home for Christmas.......

Abbas eyes Paris summit as Israel to expand construction

  
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian President said Tuesday that he hopes the upcoming Mideast conference in France will set a timetable to end settlements, as Israel advances plans for thousands of new homes in parts of Jerusalem claimed by the Palestinians, despite the recent U.N. Security Council resolution condemning construction there.......

Your Tuesday Briefing

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

When One Party Has the Governor's Mansion and the Other Has the Statehouse

  
Governors stymied by hostile lawmakers still have ways to advance their priorities.......

Keep It Moving

  
A recent study suggests that frequent activity, not just occasional bouts of exercise, is needed to counter the deleterious effects of too much sitting.......

'Abandoned' in New Jersey, Chris Christie Returns to a Changed Landscape

  
After months of humiliation on the campaign trail, the governor came home to find angry voters and a State Legislature unwilling to support his agenda.......

Romania's President Says He Won't Name Muslim Woman to Be PM - ABC News

  
Yahoo Singapore NewsRomania's President Says He Won't Name Muslim Woman to Be PMABC NewsRomania's president says he will not nominate as prime minister an economist who could have become the country's first female Muslim premier. President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday said he had "carefully weighed the arguments for and against" and ...Romania's President Iohannis rejects leftists' proposal for PMThe Daily Starall 4 news articles »......

Big Bash: Andre Russell cleared to use black and pink bat

  
West Indies star Andre Russell is cleared to use his black bat in Australia's Big Bash after making modifications to it.......

Abbas Eyes Paris Summit as Israel to Expand Construction

  
The Palestinian President hopes the upcoming Mideast conference will set a timetable to end settlements, as Israel moves ahead with housing units in east Jerusalem, despite the recent U.N. Security Council resolution condemning construction there......

What Is Bariatric Surgery, and How Does It Work?

  
The surgery almost always works to help very heavy people lose a lot of weight and also can mysteriously make some chronic conditions vanish.......

My Year After Gastric Bypass

  
Jessica Shapiro tells of her weight loss and her changing relationship with food in the months after gastric bypass surgery — her last resort to combat severe obesity.......

Final Frontier in Home Renovation: Giving Garages a Makeover

  
With homeowners having renovated traditional targets like kitchens and bathrooms, they are turning their attention to that most neglected of spaces.......

After Weight-Loss Surgery, a Year of Joys and Disappointments

  
Even as the pounds fell away and their health improved, two patients contended with the feeling that life hadn't changed as much as they'd hoped.......

2016: A Memory to Keep: The Joys of 'Atlanta,' Where Real Life, for Some, Insists on Being Surreal

  
In the world of this FX series, where young, aspiring rappers need to believe miracles can happen, an invisible car makes complete sense.......

'Democratic Spaces' in La Paz Street Parades

  
Experience the diversity of the Aymara culture on the streets of the Bolivian capital. La Paz is host to more than 1000 street festivals a year, and participants describe them as a safe space to express themselves.......

Tesla, Panasonic agree to make PV cells in Buffalo, New York

  
Japanese electronics company Panasonic and U.S. electric car maker Tesla plan to begin production of photovoltaic cells and modules at a factory in Buffalo, New York. The two companies said Tuesday that .........

Syrian opposition body not a party to talks that Moscow says are under way

  
A Syrian opposition body grouping armed and political opponents of President Bashar al-Assad has no knowledge of talks that Moscow says are taking place between the Syrian government and the opposition, a member said on Tuesday. "We in the High Negotiations Committee certainly have no connection to this matter," George Sabra, a member of the HNC, told Reuters. The Interfax news agency earlier cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying that the Syrian government was holding talks with the opposition ahead of a possible wider meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan.......

Global stocks inch higher in holiday lull

  
LONDON (Reuters) - European and Asian share prices inched higher on Tuesday as trading in some of the world's major financial markets resumed after a Christmas break, with oil and the dollar also rising marginally. ......

WWE Raw: Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns lay out Jeri-KO on Chicago - SkySports

  
SkySportsWWE Raw: Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns lay out Jeri-KO on ChicagoSkySportsSeth Rollins and Roman Reigns ended 2016 with a bang - by laying out Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho on Monday Night Raw in Chicago. Reigns successfully defended his United States Title against Owens in the main event but only after Rollins had ...WWE RAW Results (12/26): Strowman looks Strong, Reigns Defends the US Title Against Owens!WrestlezoneWWE House Show Results From Madison Square Garden: Cena's Return, More411mania.comall 170 news articles »......

Israel plans more settlements; Abbas looks to Paris summit - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYIsrael plans more settlements; Abbas looks to Paris summitUSA TODAYRAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinian President said Tuesday that he hopes the upcoming Mideast conference in France will set a timetable to end settlements, as Israel moves ahead with new housing unit construction in east Jerusalem, despite the ...Trump says UN just a club for people to 'have a good time'U.S. News & World ReportTrump calls UN 'just a club for people' to 'have a good time'Washington PostIsrael has reportedly suspended ties with 12 UN Security Council nationsBusiness InsiderAmerican Thinker (blog) -Slate Magazine (blog) -Washington Times -The Boston Globeall 2,972 news articles »......

Canadian teenagers sold for sex

  
As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better. ......

Cheetahs heading for extinction, study says

  
Urgent action is needed to stop the cheetah - the world's fastest land animal - becoming extinct, scientists say.......

Indian police arrest four men in New Delhi on charges of raping an American tourist - International Business Times UK

  
International Business Times UKIndian police arrest four men in New Delhi on charges of raping an American touristInternational Business Times UKFour men have been arrested in India's capital New Delhi on suspicion of raping an American tourist in April, police said. The 25-year-old woman lodged a complaint in October and recently returned to India to testify before a magistrate and identify ...US woman gangrape: Police arrest four accusedThe New Indian ExpressUS national gangrape case: Accused to be produced before court todayThe Indian ExpressUS national gang rape: Four including tourist guide sent to two-day judicial custodyZee NewsMid-Day -The Star Online -International Business Times -ABC Newsall 48 news articles »......

Finding treasure in London's river mud

  
Join CNN for a truly British 'Mudlarking' trip down on London's River Thames. What was a job in the 19th century is now a 'muddy' hobby, requiring a permit.......

Airline loosens policy on TASERING passengers

  
Think twice before complaining on your next Korean Air flight - flight crew can now use Tasers to deal with mid-air disturbances. ......

Liz Smith: She was a 'charming eccentric' - Mike Leigh

  
Director Mike Leigh has paid tribute to actress Liz Smith calling her a "charming eccentric" who was "generous to a fault".......

Italian bank BMPS says ECB wants it to get 8.8bn euro bailout

  
Italy's troubled third largest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS), said Tuesday that the European Central Bank has called for it to receive a bailout of 8.8 billion euros ($9.2 billion). The ECB's reported need for recapitalisation at BMPS is over three billion euros more than previously judged necessary. The stricken BMPS, considered the world's oldest bank, said in a note that the ECB had expressed this opinion in letters to the Italian ministry of finance and economy.......

US woman gangrape: Police arrest four accused - The New Indian Express

  
The New Indian ExpressUS woman gangrape: Police arrest four accusedThe New Indian ExpressNEW DELHI: Four persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged gangrape of a US national in a five-star hotel here earlier this year. A senior police officer said they arrested a tour guide, a driver, a cleaner and a hotel staff. He, however ...US national gangrape case: Accused to be produced before court todayThe Indian Expressall 47 news articles »......

Parasite properties invade Paris' 19th century cityscape

  
The 19th-century cityscape of Paris is about to change. ......

Finding treasure in London's Thames mud

  
Join CNN for a truly British 'Mudlarking' trip down on London's River Thames. What was a job in the 19th century is now a 'muddy' hobby, requiring a permit.......

Turkish police in court for first Istanbul trial over coup plot

  
Twenty-nine police officers appear in court accused of trying to overthrow the Turkish president.......

Richard Hammond is criticised for gay ice cream joke on Amazon show, The Grand Tour

  
The TV presenter is criticised after making a joke about eating ice cream being gay on an episode of The Grand Tour.......

Troubled Italian bank says capital hole bigger than expected

  
Troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena says it will need more rescue money than previously expected, as a government rescue looms. The bank said in a statement issued late Monday that the European .........

The Latest: Pilot says first data from black box very soon

  
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Russian military plane in the Black Sea (all times local):......

Russia says Syrian government and opposition are holding talks: Ifax

  
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the Syrian government was holding talks with the opposition ahead of a possible wider meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Interfax news agency reported. Lavrov did not say where the current talks were being held. President Vladimir Putin has that Russia, Iran, Turkey and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have all agreed that the Kazakh capital should be the venue for new Syrian peace negotiations. .........

Europe's best-kept foodie secret

  
Portuguese cuisine rarely travels well.......

China's aircraft carrier prowling Pacific

  
China's lone aircraft carrier is prowling the Pacific as the country seeks assert its military might and build up its naval warfare capabilities. ......

12 Injured as Airliner Veers Off Runway in Western India - New York Times

  
NDTV12 Injured as Airliner Veers Off Runway in Western IndiaNew York TimesNEW DELHI — India's Jet Airways says 12 passengers were injured during an emergency evacuation after one of its planes veered off the runway before taking off on a domestic flight in western India. The airline said on its website that 154 passengers ...Mumbai-bound Jet Airways Flight Skids Off Runway in Western IndiaWall Street Journal (blog)Jet Airways flight spins 360-degrees in Goa, 2 planes in near-miss incident in DelhiMashableIndiGo, SpiceJet flights come face-to-face at Delhi airportChandigarh TribuneExpress.co.uk -Quartz -The Sun -Zee Newsall 115 news articles »......

Incredible underwater homes

  
From the Burj Khalifa to the Infinity Tower, Dubai is famous for its astonishing architecture. But the city's most innovative structures yet aren't reaching for the sky -- they're diving into the ocean. ......

Your pictures 2016

  
The best readers' photographs sent in response to themes, over the course of this year.......

In pictures: Twelve months, twelve frames

  
The best images of 2016 by Getty Images photographers as selected by Hugh Pinney.......

Senior IS commander in Syria likely killed: monitor

  
BEIRUT (Reuters) - One of Islamic State's top commanders in Syria was probably killed in combat as the jihadists sought to stave off an advance by U.S.-backed Syrian forces towards a strategic dam in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. The commander known as Abu Jandal al-Kuwaiti was killed as Islamic State fighters tried to drive the Syrian Democratic Forces from the village of Jabar captured from the jihadists on Monday, Observatory Director Rami Abdulrahman said. The Islamic State counter attack, launched overnight, failed. The U.S. .........

Israel plans more settlements; Abbas looks to Paris summit

  
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian President said Tuesday that he hopes the upcoming Mideast conference in France will set a timetable to end settlements, as Israel moves ahead with new housing unit construction in east Jerusalem, despite the recent U.N. Security Council resolution condemning construction there.......

Australia's Coogee beach bans alcohol after Christmas party

  
Australia's Coogee beach bans alcohol after Christmas revellers left 15 tonnes of rubbish behind.......

Antigua shooting victim Christopher Tester fund tops £23k

  
A campaign to fly a British man shot in the head during an attempted robbery in Antigua back to the UK has raised more than £23,000.......

Tom Varndell: Bristol's first Premiership win of the season vital for survival

  
Bristol wing Tom Varndell says they had to beat fellow strugglers Worcester to keep alive their hopes of staying up.......

Russia says agreed with Turkey to push for ceasefire in Syria

  
The foreign ministers of Russia and Turkey agreed in a telephone conversation on Tuesday to push for a ceasefire in Syria and to prepare for possible peace talks planned in the Kazakh capital of Astana, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. During the conversation "the importance was stressed of a rapid completion of agreements on practical parameters to end military actions (in Syria), the separation of the moderate opposition from terrorist groups, and preparations for the meeting in Astana," the statement said.......

India's Jet Airways plane skids off Goa runway, 12 hurt - Reuters

  
The Indian ExpressIndia's Jet Airways plane skids off Goa runway, 12 hurtReutersMUMBAI A Jet Airways Boeing 737 aircraft with 161 people on board veered off an airport runway in Goa shortly before take off just before daybreak on Tuesday, crossing a field before spinning into a ditch on the side of a service road. A dozen people ...Mumbai-bound Jet Airways Flight Skids Off Runway in Western IndiaWall Street Journal (blog)12 Injured as Airliner Veers off Runway in Western IndiaABC NewsFrom Jet Airways to Spicejet, it is turning out to be a harrowing morning for Indian flyers todayQuartzMashable -The Hindu -The Sun -Zee Newsall 105 news articles »......

Toshiba says may book write-down of several bln dollars

  
Toshiba said Tuesday it may book a one-time loss of several billion dollars over a US subsidiary's acquisition of a nuclear power service company. The Tokyo-based conglomerate said in a statement that costs linked to the 2015 transaction will possibly come to "several billion US dollars, resulting in a negative impact on Toshiba's financial results". The announcement came after Toshiba shares closed nearly 12 percent lower on media reports about the potential loss earlier in the day.......

Pioneering astronomer Vera Rubin dies at 88; she helped find evidence of dark matter - Los Angeles Times

  
Los Angeles TimesPioneering astronomer Vera Rubin dies at 88; she helped find evidence of dark matterLos Angeles TimesAs a woman, astrophysicist Vera Rubin had to fight just to get access to a telescope. What she saw when she did further rattled conventions: galaxies that were rotating more quickly than predicted by the laws of physics. This movement, she concluded ...Vera Rubin, Pioneering Dark Matter Astronomer And Feminist Icon, Dies At 88International Business TimesVera Rubin, trailblazing female astronomer, dies at 88USA TODAYVera Rubin, pioneering astronomer, dies at 88BBC NewsCBS News -New York Magazine -Metro.usall 88 news articles »......

Russian crash black box found

  
One of the two black boxes on a Russian military jet that crashed into the Black Sea with 92 people on board has been found, the country's Defense Ministry said, according to the state-run Sputnik news agency. The flight data recorder was found 1,600 meters from the shore at a depth of 17 meters, the ministry said in a statement. The other black box -- the cockpit voice recorder -- is still missing. The ministry has said there is unlikely to be any survivors. Thirteen bodies have been recovered so far. ......

Mother whose son killed himself gets incredible gift from Redditors

  
Here's a reminder that people are kind and the internet can be a beautiful place.......

Japan PM set for historic Pearl Harbor trip

  
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Barack Obama will honor those who died at Pearl Harbor on Tuesday, appearing together 75 years after Japan's attack on Hawaii. ......

Brawls at US shopping malls

  
Disturbances that included gunfire, massive brawls and food-court fights played out at more than a dozen malls across the country in what proved to be a chaotic day after Christmas.......

Shaunae Miller: My golden moment at Rio 2016 Olympics

  
Bahamian Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller tells BBC Sport about her unforgettable dive over the line to win the Rio 2016 final.......

Russian plane crash: First 'black box' located in the sea

  
The flight data recorder of the Russian jet which crashed in the Black Sea with 92 deaths is found.......

Iraq: Gunmen snatch female journalist from her Baghdad home

  
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Interior Ministry says unidentified gunmen have broken into the house of a female journalist and activist in Baghdad and kidnapped her.......

Arrests after US tourist alleges she was drugged and gang raped in India - The Guardian

  
Hindustan TimesArrests after US tourist alleges she was drugged and gang raped in IndiaThe GuardianHigh levels of sexual violence against women in India continue. Photograph: Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images. Michael Safi in Delhi and agencies. @safimichael. Tuesday 27 December 2016 02.13 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email4 held on charges of raping American tourist in DelhiTimes of IndiaUS national gang rape: Four including tourist guide sent to two-day judicial custodyZee NewsUS woman gangrape: Police arrest four accusedThe New Indian ExpressThe Indian Express -Mid-Day -The Star Online -Global Timesall 45 news articles »......

Officials: US, Russian military talks quietly proving useful

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — American officials say U.S.-Russian talks on their separate fights against the Islamic State group are improving and becoming more frequent, with each side trading information and even outlining some of their strategic objectives.......

Obama, Japan's Abe to seek reconciliation at Pearl Harbor

  
HONOLULU (AP) — Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic pilgrimage to the site where the bloodshed of the surprise attacks drew America into World War II.......

Huge crowd joins Mexican teen's party after invite goes viral

  
San Luis Potosí (Mexico) (AFP) - A huge crowd turned out to celebrate the 15th birthday of Rubi Ibarra, a small-town Mexican girl -- though fewer than the 1.3 million people who said they were coming after the invitation went viral online. Girls' 15th birthday parties are often a huge affair in Latin America, when families pull out all the stops to welcome them to womanhood. Let's go," said Tania Rodriguez, who traveled five hours by car to attend the party held in a large field in Villa de Guadalupe, in San Luis Potosi state.......

Global shares mostly gain in thin trading ahead of New Year

  
TOKYO (AP) — Shares are mostly higher in Europe and Asia as the last week of trading for the year began Tuesday after Christmas holidays. Most benchmarks stayed in a narrow range.......

The Neediest Cases: Receiving Help After a Devastating Loss

  
A mother is keeping her family focused on the future, with support from a Neediest Cases Fund charity.......

Secrets of the Kingdom: Saudi Royal Family Is Still Spending in an Age of Austerity

  
Low oil prices are forcing questions about whether the huge family can maintain both its lavish lifestyle and its grip on power.......

Drexel professor reprimanded for 'White Genocide' tweet claims it was satire - Philly.com

  
Philly.comDrexel professor reprimanded for 'White Genocide' tweet claims it was satirePhilly.comDrexel professor George Ciccariello-Maher tweeted out on Christmas Eve, "All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide." by Jonathan Tannenwald and Inga Saffron, Staff Writers. Jonathan Tannenwald and Inga Saffron. Staff Writers. A Drexel professor whose ...Drexel University, Unfamiliar With Racist Lingo, Censures Prof For "White Genocide" TweetSlate Magazine (blog)Drexel Condemns Professor's TweetInside Higher EdResponse to Professor George Ciccariello-Maher's TweetDrexelNowTwitter -Daily Callerall 70 news articles »......

Cowboys hope to ride aggressive approach into postseason - NFL.com

  
ESPNCowboys hope to ride aggressive approach into postseasonNFL.comARLINGTON, Tex. -- He had just imposed the full force of his will on the Detroit Lions, triggering a run of four unanswered touchdowns that doomed his desperate-for-a-playoff-berth opponents to a 42-21 defeat. And now Dez Bryant, the Dallas Cowboys' ...Jones: Romo to stay on bench in ideal scenarioESPNJerry Jones: Cowboys don't plan on resting Dak Prescott to play Tony RomoUSA TODAYDose: Dez Sinks LionsYahoo SportsABC News -Fort Worth Star Telegram -Detroit Free Press -Bleacher Reportall 1,012 news articles »......

Liz Smith: A late starter who made up for lost time

  
Actress Liz Smith, who played "Nana" in the Royle Family and Mrs Cropley in the Vicar of Dibley, has died aged 95.......

Vera Rubin, Pioneering Dark Matter Astronomer And Feminist Icon, Dies At 88 - International Business Times

  
International Business TimesVera Rubin, Pioneering Dark Matter Astronomer And Feminist Icon, Dies At 88International Business TimesCapture American astronomer and feminist Vera Rubin, who found the first observational evidence of dark matter in the 1970s, died of natural causes on Dec. 25, 2016. Pictured: Rubin with her orrery collection. Photo: Carnegie Institution for Science.Vera Rubin, trailblazing female astronomer, dies at 88USA TODAYVera Rubin, pioneering astronomer, dies at 88BBC NewsVera Rubin, pioneering "dark matter" astronomer, dead at 88CBS NewsMashable -Forbes -CNET -Fort Wayne Journal Gazetteall 88 news articles »......

Panto: The gift that keeps on giving

  
How York Theatre Royal's pantomime is the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.......

Inside the spa run on human waste

  
A waste treatment plant has opened its own spa, to make use of human waste.......

Monte dei Paschi sees funding gap grow - BBC News

  
Reuters UKMonte dei Paschi sees funding gap growBBC NewsItalian lender Monte dei Paschi is facing a capital shortfall of €8.8bn (£7.5bn), higher than the €5bn previously estimated by the bank, the European Central Bank has said. It comes after Italy approved a €20bn fund to prop up its embattled banking ...Bundesbank urges Monte dei Paschi scrutinyMarketWatchBundesbank chief wary of Monte dei Paschi rescue planDeutsche WelleECB's Weidmann says Monte dei Paschi bailout must be carefully weighed: BildBusiness InsiderFinancial Times -Times of Malta -Irish Independentall 41 news articles »......

Russia finds first black box from Black Sea crash jet

  
By Peter Hobson and Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has found the first flight recorder from a military plane that crashed into the Black Sea killing all 92 on board, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, amid unconfirmed reports that authorities had grounded all aircraft of the same type. The recorder, one of several reported to be on board, contains information that could help investigators identify the cause of Sunday's crash, which killed dozens of Red Army Choir singers and dancers en route to Syria to entertain Russian troops in the run-up to the New Year. Investigators have so far said that pilot error or a technical fault, rather than terrorism, are most likely to have caused the Defence Ministry Tupolev-154 to crash into the sea.......

Russia finds first black box from Black Sea crash jet

  
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has found the first flight recorder from a military plane that crashed into the Black Sea killing all 92 on board, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, amid unconfirmed reports that authorities had grounded all aircraft of the same type. ......

Russia Finds Flight Data Recorder in Black Sea

  
Data from the so-called black box will be crucial in determining why the Tupolev 154 carrying members of a military choir crashed en route to Syria.......

Chaos Strikes More Than a Dozen Malls, Disrupting Post-Christmas Shopping

  
Many of the disturbances, which included fights and false reports of gunfire, were caused by feuding teenagers, local authorities said.......

Yemen's displaced

  
Stories of displaced women and girls in the Dharwan settlement, outside the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.......

His most iconic videos

  
Singer George Michael has died at his home at the age of 53. Here's a look back at some of his most famous tracks.......

Jerry Jones: Cowboys don't plan on resting Dak Prescott to play Tony Romo - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYJerry Jones: Cowboys don't plan on resting Dak Prescott to play Tony RomoUSA TODAYARLINGTON, Texas — If Jerry Jones keeps his word, Tony Romo won't see the field any time soon. Beaming outside the victorious Dallas Cowboys locker room late Monday night after rookie Dak Prescott sparked yet another dominant victory, this one a ...Dak Prescott continues to develop into an NFL starNFL.comFun-loving Cowboys flex their muscles in 42-21 win over LionsFort Worth Star TelegramLions report card: Coaching, offensive line play among disappointmentsDetroit Free PressComcast SportsNet Philadelphia -Bleacher Report -Yahoo Sports -Dallas News (blog)all 996 news articles »......

Indonesia court: Jakarta governor blasphemy trial to proceed - Washington Post

  
Washington PostIndonesia court: Jakarta governor blasphemy trial to proceedWashington PostJAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian court ruled Tuesday that the blasphemy trial of the minority Christian governor of the country's capital will proceed. Gov. Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama is charged with insulting Islam and desecrating the Quran by ...Indonesia court refuses to drop 'blasphemy' governor's trialYahoo Sportsall 35 news articles »......

Thousands attend girl's 15th birthday party

  
Thousands of people attend a Mexican girl's 15th birthday party after a video invitation went viral.......

NBA: 2 calls were missed in final moments of Cavs-Warriors

  
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA says two calls were missed in the final moments of Cleveland's win over Golden State on Sunday, and both aided the Cavaliers in what became their one-point victory.......

Six missing after rare flooding

  
Seven people including a child and an Asian tourist are missing after heavy rain over Christmas caused severe flooding in Australia's Northern Territory.......

Huge stories you may have missed in 2016

  
Think back to the big stories of the year. What jumps to mind? The elections? The Nice terror attack? Brexit? There was so much news in 2016 that a lot of other big stories slipped under the radar. With the help of our editors and the experts at Media Matters for America and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, we put together this list of major stories you probably missed this year. ......

Christmas eve death blamed on Australia

  
Detainees at a refugee camp on Manus Island are blaming the Australian government for the death of a 27-year-old Sudanese refugee on Christmas Eve.......

Abe, Obama set for historic Pearl Harbor trip

  
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Barack Obama will honor those who died at Pearl Harbor on Tuesday, appearing together 75 years after Japan's attack on Hawaii. ......

Russian plane crash: First black box located in the sea

  
The first black box from the Russian jet which crashed in the Black Sea with 92 deaths is found.......

Winter Storm Weakens but Thousands Still Without Power

  
The fury of the winter storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Christmas Day weakened heading into Tuesday, but thousands remained without power in the Dakotas and Michigan......

Winter storm weakens but thousands still without power

  
CHICAGO (AP) — The fury of the winter storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Christmas Day weakened heading into Tuesday, but thousands remained without power in the Dakotas and Michigan.......

Dak Prescott continues to develop into an NFL star - NFL.com

  
Charlotte ObserverDak Prescott continues to develop into an NFL starNFL.comA storied Dallas Cowboys season is all set to conclude with the NFC East champions as the No. 1 seed in their conference and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. They're riding a 13-2 record into Week 17 on the back of a number of new 2016 ...Lions report card: Coaching, offensive line play among disappointmentsDetroit Free PressLions' playoff hopes on hold after 42-21 loss to CowboysComcast SportsNet PhiladelphiaDak Prescott's Continued Improvement Positions Cowboys for Super Bowl RunBleacher ReportFort Worth Star Telegram -Dallas News (blog) -ESPN (blog) -Sports Illustratedall 373 news articles »......

Black box from Russian plane crash found

  
One of the two black boxes on a Russian military jet that crashed into the Black Sea with 92 people on board has been found, the country's Defense Ministry said, according to the state-run Sputnik news agency. The flight data recorder was found 1,600 meters from the shore at a depth of 17 meters, the ministry said in a statement. The other black box -- the cockpit voice recorder -- is still missing. The ministry has said there is unlikely to be any survivors. Thirteen bodies have been recovered so far. ......

Perpetual LOYAL leads Sydney to Hobart race on record pace

  
SYDNEY (AP) — Supermaxi Perpetual LOYAL remained on course Tuesday to win the Sydney to Hobart yacht race in record time after inheriting the lead when race favorite Wild Oats XI withdrew due to a hydraulic failure.......

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