2016年12月30日 星期五

(2016/12/30 02:45) The Newest Breaking News

(2016/12/30 02:45) The Newest Breaking News


Ponds scores 26, St. John's upsets No. 13 Butler 76-73

  
NEW YORK (AP) — Freshman guard Shamorie Ponds scored 26 points, including four free throws in the final 9.1 seconds, and St. John's upset No. 13 Butler 76-73 on Thursday night in the Big East opener for both teams at Carnesecca Arena.......

Police shoot driver of U-Haul that led them on long pursuit

  
PHOENIX (AP) — A suspected robber drove a small U-Haul truck through heavy Phoenix traffic and a posh neighborhood and passed at least one red light on Thursday while leading police on an hour-long pursuit that ended when the man was shot.......

Weightlifter dies after 315-pound barbell falls on his neck at Iowa gym - Washington Post

  
Washington PostWeightlifter dies after 315-pound barbell falls on his neck at Iowa gymWashington PostKyle Thomson, a 22-year-old Iowa State student, died Monday following a weightlifting accident at an Ankeny, Iowa gym. The Des Moines Register reported that a barbell slipped from Thomson's hands and fell on his neck while he was working out at Elite ...Weightlifter dies after 315-pound barbell drops on his neckKCCI Des MoinesCollege student crushed by falling barbell at gymWAAYMan killed in weightlifting accidentKCRGNEWS.com.au -whotv.comall 26 news articles »......

Kennedy kid who dated Taylor Swift busted after Aspen brawl - New York Post

  
CBS LocalKennedy kid who dated Taylor Swift busted after Aspen brawlNew York PostJohn Conor Kennedy following his arrest in a photo provided by the Aspen Police Department. AP. More On: kennedys · 'Dictator' Kerry Kennedy is ruining family legacy · Robert Kennedy's assassin faces parole board again · Inside Ethel Kennedy's cruel ...Conor Kennedy Arrested After Bar Fight in AspenJust JaredKennedy grandson arrested in Aspen bar fightFox NewsConor Kennedy Arrested in Aspen for Bar FightTMZ.comGossip Cop -Just Jared Jr. -The Denver Channel -Aspen Public Radioall 25 news articles »......

Abe Popularity Hits Three-Year High After Pearl Harbor Trip - Bloomberg

  
BloombergAbe Popularity Hits Three-Year High After Pearl Harbor TripBloombergJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's public approval rating has risen to a three-year high following his visit to Pearl Harbor, according to a survey by the Nikkei newspaper and TV Tokyo. The rating rose six points from a month earlier to 64 percent ...Japan's defense minister visits Yasukuni after Pearl HarborWashington PostJapan minister visits controversial shrine honoring war dead after Pearl H...ReutersJapan Minister's Visit to War Dead Shrine Prompts Anger in China, South KoreaNBCNews.comFinancial Times -London Free Press -ABC News -Pittsburgh Post-Gazetteall 208 news articles »......

1 dead; 2 injured after falling from ski lift in Colorado - The Denver Channel

  
The Denver Channel1 dead; 2 injured after falling from ski lift in ColoradoThe Denver ChannelA mother died Thursday morning when she and her two children toppled from a Colorado ski lift, the first fatal accident since 2002. KMGH. Mother dies, kids injured in ski lift accident. KMGH. Note: This generic photo only depicts skiers in Colorado on ...Woman dies, 2 young relatives hospitalized after falling from ski liftFOX31 Denverall 21 news articles »......

Not dull in Hull

  
Hull may not be famed as a cultural hotspot, but its status as UK City of Culture in 2017 is aiming to change that.......

52 weeks quiz - part four

  
How well do you remember these examples of failure from the past 12 months?......

Record-chasing Chelsea out to stoke title dreams

  
Chelsea can take another step towards English football history when they host Stoke City on Saturday, as the Premier League's jam-packed festive schedule rumbles into 2017. Chelsea's 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Boxing Day was their 12th in succession, leaving them two wins short of Arsenal's overall top-flight record of 14, set over two seasons in 2002. With each win, Antonio Conte's side have looked more and more like champions-in-waiting, but with half the season still to go, Chelsea's players are desperately trying to ignore the hype.......

NY / Region|After Paladino's Racist Remarks, Buffalo School Board Demands He Resign - New York Times

  
New York TimesNY / Region|After Paladino's Racist Remarks, Buffalo School Board Demands He ResignNew York TimesSeveral hundred protesters on Thursday called for the removal of Carl Paladino from the Buffalo Board of Education. Credit John Hickey/Buffalo News. The Buffalo Board of Education on Thursday demanded that Carl Paladino resign from his post on the ...You're Fired: Buffalo School Board Moves to Oust Trump Ally Carl Paladino Following Racist Comments About ObamasNBCNews.comBuffalo school board makes moves to oust Trump's NY co-chairCBS NewsBuffalo School Board Passes Resolution Telling Carl Paladino To Resign Within 24 HoursHuffington PostTheBlaze.com -The Hill (blog) -New York Daily News -Voice of Americaall 84 news articles »......

Milo Yiannopoulos reportedly signs $250G book deal - New York Daily News

  
New York Daily NewsMilo Yiannopoulos reportedly signs $250G book dealNew York Daily NewsMilo Yiannopoulos has turned a Twitter ban and an alt-right following into a book deal. The Breitbart News technology editor has signed a $250,000 deal with Simon & Schuster, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Yiannopoulos, 32, is known best for his ...Alt-right figure lands $250K book dealThe Hill (blog)Alt-rich: Obnoxious Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos scores huge book advanceSalonSimon & Schuster slammed for book deal with Milo YiannopoulosEntertainment WeeklySlate Magazine (blog) -Politico (blog) -Los Angeles Times -PerezHilton.comall 62 news articles »......

Help to Buy loan guarantee scheme comes to an end

  
One of the government's flagship home ownership programmes ends on Friday, amidst both praise and criticism.......

NC State women hold on to upset No. 2 Notre Dame 70-62

  
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dominique Wilson scored 18 points to help North Carolina State upset No. 2 Notre Dame 70-62 on Thursday night, snapping the Fighting Irish's 35-game winning streak against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.......

Uber Driver Saves 16-Year-Old Girl From Child Sex Trafficking - International Business Times

  
International Business TimesUber Driver Saves 16-Year-Old Girl From Child Sex TraffickingInternational Business TimesAn Uber driver working his shift in Sacramento, Calif. ended up saving a 16-year-old girl from child sex trafficking on Dec. 26, NBC Latino reported. Keith Avila, 34, said he picked up three passengers, two women and a teen, to drop them off a Holiday ...Uber Driver Saves 16-Year-Old Girl From Sex TraffickingNBCNews.comUber driver reports suspicious behavior. His passengers now face child sex charges.Charlotte ObserverUber driver saves teen from sex traffickingfox8.comKTLA -TheBlaze.com -Refinery29 -5newsonline.comall 48 news articles »......

Former NFL player Keion Carpenter dies after collapsing during vacation - Washington Post

  
Washington PostFormer NFL player Keion Carpenter dies after collapsing during vacationWashington PostKeion Carpenter, a safety who played for the Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills, died early Thursday, a day after he struck his head in what a family member said was a "freak accident" while on a vacation. Carpenter, 39, had been in a coma in a Miami ...Keion Carpenter, former Woodlawn High, NFL player, dies at 39Baltimore Sunall 82 news articles »......

Donald Trump, After Dismissing Hacking, Agrees to an Intelligence Briefing - New York Times

  
New York TimesDonald Trump, After Dismissing Hacking, Agrees to an Intelligence BriefingNew York TimesPresident-elect Donald J. Trump, asked about Russian hacking of Democratic Party computers, said Wednesday that "the whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's going on," but he conceded that there might be a need for more ...Obama administration announces measures to punish Russia for 2016 election interferenceWashington PostUS Sanctions Russia Over Election Hacking; Moscow Threatens to RetaliateWall Street JournalHow could Obama secretly hack Russia?PoliticoFox News -Washington Times -Los Angeles Times -U.S. News & World Reportall 1,283 news articles »......

Learner drivers: Plan to include lessons on motorways

  
New government proposals will allow learners in cars and on motorcycles to practise on motorways for the first time.......

US releases detailed look at Russia's election hacking

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday released its most detailed report yet on Russia's efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts.......

Trilobites: The Biggest Digital Map of the Cosmos Ever Made

  
The Pan-Starrs telescope on the island of Maui released an astronomical survey that includes two petabytes of data, roughly equivalent to a billion selfies.......

Trilobites: Searching for the Human Factor in Deadly Avalanches

  
Dozens of people die in avalanches each year, mostly while skiing and snowmobiling. Researchers set out to understand what separates risky from safe behavior.......

How the Grinch Ended Up in Court!

  
Matthew Lombardo argues that his play "Who's Holiday!" does not infringe on "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"; he seeks $130,000 in damages.......

Alaska, Reliant on Air Transit, Faces Pilot Shortage. Are Drones an Answer?

  
A wave of baby boomer retirements and the growth of aviation in Asia have led to a void that is rippling across the state with gale force.......

Russia vows response to diplomat expulsion from US

  
Russia vows to retaliate as the US expels dozens of diplomats over alleged election interference.......

Downing Street criticises US comments on Israel

  
Downing Street says the US secretary of state's comments on Israel's government are "not appropriate"......

WATCH: President Obama Forcefully Responds to Alleged Russian Hacking

  
The president expels 35 Russian intelligence operatives, giving them 72 hours to leave the country with their families.......

How Russia Sanctions May Put Trump in a Bind: Experts

  
Donald Trump could theoretically revoke them, but may not want to. ......

Investigation Reopens of Argentine Ex-President in '94 Bomb Case

  
A court reopened a criminal complaint that accuses former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of a cover-up in connection with the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.......

Donald Trump, After Dismissing Hacking, Agrees to an Intelligence Briefing

  
Mr. Trump reiterated his earlier call for the country to "move on to bigger and better things" but said he would get the briefing "nevertheless."......

Mom killed after falling off chairlift with two daughters - WFAA.com

  
WFAA.comMom killed after falling off chairlift with two daughtersWFAA.comGRAND COUNTY - A mother is dead after she and her two daughters fell off a chairlift at Granby Ranch ski area on Thursday morning. Investigators say the mother, a 40-year-old woman from San Antonio, Texas, fell off the Quickdraw Lift around 9:30 a.m. ...Woman dies, 2 children injured in Colorado chairlift fallKKTV 11 NewsWoman dies, two kids hurt after fall from chair lift in GranbyKKCO-TVall 21 news articles »......

Abe's Popularity Hits Three-Year High After Pearl Harbor Visit - Bloomberg

  
BloombergAbe's Popularity Hits Three-Year High After Pearl Harbor VisitBloombergJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's public approval rating has risen to a three-year high following his visit to Pearl Harbor, according to a survey by the Nikkei newspaper and TV Tokyo. The rating rose six points from a month earlier to 64 percent ...Japan minister visits controversial shrine honoring war dead after Pearl H...ReutersJapan Criticized by East Asian Neighbors for Visit to Controversial WWII ShrineVoice of AmericaJapan's defense minister visits Yasukuni after Pearl HarborRoanoke TimesFinancial Times -The Guardian -Aljazeera.com -The Japan Newsall 207 news articles »......

Uber driver helps save teen girl from alleged child sex traffickers - FOX31 Denver

  
FOX31 DenverUber driver helps save teen girl from alleged child sex traffickersFOX31 DenverELK GROVE, Calif. – Police are crediting Uber driver Keith Avila with helping rescue a girl from alleged child sex traffickers in Elk Grove, California. Avila suspected something might be wrong shortly after giving a ride to a teen and two older women ...Uber Driver Saves 16-Year-Old Girl From Child Sex TraffickingInternational Business TimesUber Driver Saves 16-Year-Old Girl From Sex TraffickingNBCNews.comUber driver reports suspicious behavior. His passengers now face child sex charges.Charlotte Observerfox8.com -PerezHilton.com -TheBlaze.com -KTLAall 48 news articles »......

Mayor de Blasio disses Times Square ball drop tradition - New York Daily News

  
New York Daily NewsMayor de Blasio disses Times Square ball drop traditionNew York Daily NewsMayor de Blasio said he doesn't understand why people want to stand out in the cold for the iconic American tradition. (Go Nakamura/New York Daily News). BY Leonard Greene. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Thursday, December 29, 2016, 8:21 PM. He's the ...New York, wary after Europe attacks, tightens security for New Year's EveReutersUnprecedented security planned for New Year's Eve celebration in Times SquareWABC-TVNYPD's New Year's Eve Times Sq. Security Plan Influenced by Berlin AttackDNAinfoVoice of America -The Journal News | LoHud.com -New York Post -NorthJersey.comall 167 news articles »......

In 'Red' and 'Blue' Israel, Separate Lives and Divergent Narratives - New York Times

  
New York TimesIn 'Red' and 'Blue' Israel, Separate Lives and Divergent NarrativesNew York TimesPalestinian workers at a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Efrat, in the occupied West Bank, on Thursday. Credit Baz Ratner/Reuters. JERUSALEM — The two front-page headlines told very different stories about Secretary of State John Kerry ...7 Things To Know About Israeli SettlementsNPRDemocrats' new leader suggests John Kerry just 'emboldened extremists.' Meet your 2017 wild card.Washington PostWith the two-state solution a distant dream, Palestinians ask if it's time to push for a one-state solutionLos Angeles TimesHuffington Post -The Hill -Wall Street Journal -ABC Newsall 2,210 news articles »......

'Air Rage' Forces Delta Flight to Land as Cases Soar - NBCNews.com

  
NBCNews.com'Air Rage' Forces Delta Flight to Land as Cases SoarNBCNews.comTwo passengers on a plane flying from Minneapolis to Los Angeles Thursday created such a powerful ruckus that they forced the pilot to turn around — serving as a reminder of the soaring cases of "air rage." A video of the high-altitude fracas shows a ...Couple Arrested After Disrupting Delta Flight From MSP To LAXCBS LocalPlane Turns Around After Passenger DisturbanceABC NewsPassenger: Bathroom denial preceded couple's outburst during MSP flightMinneapolis Star TribuneNew York Daily News -Fox News -Washington Post -New York Postall 55 news articles »......

Russia, Turkey broker peace in Syria

  
Call it a pop-up alliance. After spending much of this year berating each other after Turkey shot down a Russian jet over the Syrian-Turkish border, the two governments are suddenly the "honest brokers" of a ceasefire in Syria -- one that is designed to lead to political negotiations. The United States, which has long championed the stuttering diplomatic process on resolving the Syrian conflict, is nowhere to be seen.......

Could this former death squad member bring down Duterte?

  
Edgar Matobato's days are spent -- for now, at least -- in a verdant, bucolic compound some way outside Manila.......

2016's most visually inspiring moments

  
2016 was a year to remember, or forget, depending on which side of history you're on. Politics and news aside, the cultural world in and of itself was alight with exhibitions, runway shows and creative innovations that will be talked about in years to come. Here's a look back at some of our most loved stories. ......

Woman killed, 2 children injured in chairlift accident - CBS News

  
CBS NewsWoman killed, 2 children injured in chairlift accidentCBS NewsGRANBY, Colo. -- A woman is dead and two children are injured after falling from a chairlift at a small Colorado ski area. Police say the three people, who were all visiting from out of state, fell from a lift Thursday at Ski Granby Ranch. Police say ...Texas mom killed, her 2 daughters hurt after falling off Colo. chairliftWFAA.comWoman dies, 2 young relatives hospitalized after falling from ski liftFOX31 Denver1 dead; 2 injured after falling from ski lift in ColoradoThe Denver ChannelKKTV 11 News -KKCO-TVall 21 news articles »......

US sidelined as Putin calls the shots on Syria cease-fire - Politico

  
PoliticoUS sidelined as Putin calls the shots on Syria cease-firePoliticoPresident Barack Obama's administration tried for months to broker a durable cease-fire in blood-soaked Syria, practically begging Russia to come to terms but ruling out the possibility of using U.S. military force against the Syrian regime to back up ...Cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey begins across SyriaWashington PostSyria and Some Rebel Groups Agree to a Russia-Backed TruceNew York TimesSyria conflict: Russia-Turkey brokered truce comes into forceBBC NewsFox News -Reuters -USA TODAY -NBCNews.comall 2,357 news articles »......

Retrial date set for March in police shooting of black man in South Caroli... - Reuters

  
Abccolumbia.comRetrial date set for March in police shooting of black man in South Caroli...ReutersCHARLESTON, S.C. A former South Carolina policeman charged with murder for fatally shooting a black man last year as he ran away from the officer will be retried starting on March 1, according to a court notice released on ThursdayMichael Slager's ...Retrial for Former North Charleston Officer Michael Slager Scheduled for MarchABC NewsState retrial of Michael Slager set for March 1, ahead of federal proceedingCharleston Post CourierState re-trial for Michael Slager set for MarchLive 5 Newsall 11 news articles »......

Ronda Rousey returns to reclaim her title belt at UFC 207

  
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey climbed on the scale and glared into the distance while the crowd roared. Moments later, she directed that withering gaze at UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who stared right back.......

Retrial for Former North Charleston Officer Michael Slager Scheduled for March - ABC News

  
WACH.comRetrial for Former North Charleston Officer Michael Slager Scheduled for MarchABC NewsFormer North Charleston police officer Michael Slager looks on during testimony in his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, South Carolina, Nov. 29, 2016.more +. 0 Shares. Email. The retrial for former North Charleston police ...State retrial of Michael Slager set for March 1, ahead of federal proceedingCharleston Post CourierState trial for Michael Slager set for March 1WSPA.comState re-trial for Michael Slager set for MarchLive 5 Newsall 11 news articles »......

Chicago murder spike accompanied by decline in arrests: Reports - Washington Times

  
Washington TimesChicago murder spike accompanied by decline in arrests: ReportsWashington TimesIn this May 30, 2016, file photo, police work the scene where a man was fatally shot in the chest in Chicago's Washington Park neighborhood. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP) more >. View Comments Print. By Andrew Blake - The Washington ...1 Dead, 11 Wounded In Shootings Since Wednesday, Police SayDNAinfoall 28 news articles »......

Trump aide: Sanctions come with Trump in mind

  
A top aide to President-elect Donald Trump speculated Thursday that the Obama administration's sanctions against Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 election may have been aimed at restricting Trump's policy toward Russia.......

No. 1 Connecticut outlasts No. 4 Maryland 87-81

  
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Katie Lou Samuelson scored 17 of her 23 points in the second half, and top-ranked Connecticut held off No. 4 Maryland 87-81 on Thursday night for its 87th consecutive victory.......

State trial for Michael Slager set for March 1 - WSPA.com

  
WSPA.comState trial for Michael Slager set for March 1WSPA.comCHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — The state retrial of Michael Slager, the former North Charleston police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed motorist, has been set. According to an order filed on Thursday, December 29, the trial will ...State re-trial for Michael Slager set for MarchLive 5 NewsState retrial of Michael Slager set for March 1, ahead of federal proceedingCharleston Post Courierall 11 news articles »......

Obama's Political Monuments - Wall Street Journal

  
Los Angeles TimesObama's Political MonumentsWall Street JournalPresident Obama is settling accounts before leaving office, and then some. This week he delivered a parting gift to Democratic Senator Harry Reid and parting shot at Utah Republicans by designating two new national monuments in their respective states.Utah Attorney General Vows To Sue Obama Over New National MonumentHuffington PostObama's last-minute mischief with Planned Parenthood rule, monument designation, Israel insultWashington TimesFor Native Americans, new national monument a rare victoryChristian Science MonitorBBC News -Daily Caller -Breitbart News -WHIOall 246 news articles »......

WATCH: Teen Surprised with US Citizenship on Christmas Day

  
Prince Ogidikpe, 19, is used to getting gag gifts from his mother. But this year, inside his gag gift was a letter saying that he's now an American citizen. The video of Ogidikpe opening his gift has gone viral.......

WATCH: Stranger Leaves Christmas Gift for Toddler Near Father's Grave

  
Braxton Wells, 2, found the present at Glenwood Cemetery in Fort Payne, Alabama, on Dec. 25, just eight months after his dad, Cody Wells, 23, died in a car crash.......

WATCH: Obama Issues Sanctions for Alleged Russian Hacking

  
The administration is investigating Russian tampering.......

Parents Outraged Over Alleged Hatchimal Toy Fails

  
For many, one of the hottest toys of the season didn't live up to its hype. ......

Syria ceasefire begins, but is shaky with early clashes

  
By John Davison BEIRUT (Reuters) - A nationwide ceasefire in Syria, brokered by Russia and Turkey which back opposing sides in the conflict, got off to a shaky start after midnight on Friday (2200 GMT on Thursday) in the latest attempt to end nearly six years of bloodshed. Russian President Vladimir Putin, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, announced the ceasefire on Thursday after forging the agreement with Turkey, a longtime backer of the opposition. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the United States could join the peace process once President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20.......

Mother dies, her two daughters hurt after falling from chairlift at Ski Granby Ranch in Grand County - The Denver Post

  
The Denver PostMother dies, her two daughters hurt after falling from chairlift at Ski Granby Ranch in Grand CountyThe Denver PostA Texas mother died and her two young daughters were hurt after they fell about 25 feet from a four-person chairlift Thursday morning at Ski Granby Ranch in Grand County. Ray Jennings, chief officer for emergency management at Grand County EMS, said ...Texas mom killed, her 2 daughters hurt after falling off Colo. chairliftWFAA.comWoman dies, 2 young relatives hospitalized after falling from ski liftFOX31 DenverWoman dies, 2 children injured in Colorado chairlift fallKKTV 11 Newsall 20 news articles »......

Nick Higham: Thatcher's poll tax miscalculation

  
Newly released cabinet papers shed light on Margaret Thatcher and the poll tax controversy......

Russia's 'Grizzly Steppe' Cyberattacks Started Simply, U.S. Says - Bloomberg

  
BloombergRussia's 'Grizzly Steppe' Cyberattacks Started Simply, U.S. SaysBloombergThe attack against U.S. democracy began in the summer of 2015 with a simple trick: Hackers working for Russia's civilian intelligence service sent e-mails with hidden malware to more than 1,000 people working for the American government and political ...FBI analysis fingers Russian spy agencies for US election hacksReutersUS Intelligence Agencies Release Analysis Of Malicious Russian Cyber ActivityCBS LocalHow Complicated Is the Whole Age of the Computer? Here's What We Actually Know About the Russian HacksNew York MagazineTownhall -The Hill -The Daily Dot -ABC Newsall 33 news articles »......

US punishes Russia for hacking presidential campaign

  
HONOLULU (AP) — The United States struck back Thursday at Russia for hacking the U.S. presidential campaign with a sweeping set of punishments targeting Russia's spy agencies and diplomats. The U.S. said Russia must bear costs for its actions, but Moscow called the Obama administration "losers" and threatened retaliation.......

Carrie Fisher's Fans Find Solace in Her Books

  
Demand for Ms. Fisher's books, including "Postcards From the Edge" and "The Princess Diarist," has risen noticeably since her death earlier this week.......

Woman dies, 2 children injured in Colorado chairlift fall - KKTV 11 News

  
KKTV 11 NewsWoman dies, 2 children injured in Colorado chairlift fallKKTV 11 NewsGRRANBY, Colo. (KKTV) - Tragedy is striking a Colorado ski resort after an out-of-town family fell from a chairlift. A mother of two children is dead and both kids were hospitalized Thursday when the three fell from a lift at Ski Granby Ranch. Police ...and more »......

Obama administration announces measures to punish Russia for 2016 election interference - Washington Post

  
Washington PostObama administration announces measures to punish Russia for 2016 election interferenceWashington PostThe Obama administration announced sweeping new measures against Russia on Thursday in retaliation for what U.S. officials have characterized as interference in this fall's presidential election, ordering the expulsion of Russian "intelligence ...Trump: It's time 'to move on' from claims of Russian interference in electionPoliticoObama slaps Russia with expulsions and broad sanctions for meddling in the US electionLos Angeles TimesUS evicts Russians for spying, imposes sanctions after election hacksReutersThe Boston Globe -U.S. News & World Report -New York Times -Huffington Postall 1,149 news articles »......

People with learning disabilities bullied at music venues

  
Survey finds many people with learning disabilities say they have been bullied at music venues.......

Bill Gates: We are vulnerable to flu epidemic in next decade

  
Bill Gates says he fears there may be a major flu epidemic in the next decade......

Police make arrest in Utah drive-by shooting of 9-year-old

  
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the drive-by shooting of a 9-year-old boy, which left the youth in critical condition.......

Chicago gang trial jury stalls on 1 count; to resume Tuesday

  
Deliberating jurors at a major racketeering trial of the purported leaders of Chicago's notorious Hobos gang sent a note to the presiding federal judge on Thursday saying they are deadlocked on at least .........

Trump Dismisses Russia Sanctions: 'Time for Our Country to Move On'

  
President-elect Trump breaks his silence on new U.S. sanctions against Russia. ......

Russia Sanctions May Put Trump in a Bind: Experts

  
Donald Trump could theoretically revoke them, but may not want to. ......

Police Make Arrest in Utah Drive-by Shooting of 9-Year-Old

  
Utah police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the drive-by shooting of a 9-year-old boy, which left the youth in critical condition......

Lights out at Vegas' Rio Casino Forces 900-Room Evacuation

  
The Rio casino in Las Vegas is scrambling to find alternate lodging for guests after a power outage led to the evacuation of 900 rooms just before the busy New Year's Eve weekend......

Britain avoids M&A collapse as foreign buyers go Brexit bargain hunting

  
By Pamela Barbaglia and Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) - Britain avoided a collapse in mergers and acquisitions activity after the shock Brexit vote as foreign companies used sterling's spectacular devaluation against the U.S. dollar to snap up British companies, Thomson Reuters data shows. British M&A totalled $177.5 billion in 2016, down sharply from the record $394.8 billion reached in 2015 - a year when the UK data was skewed by two of three biggest global deals - but was in line with the longer 5-year trend. Britain also retained its place as the third largest M&A market after the United States and China.......

With A Leap Second, 2016 Promises To Linger Just A Little Bit Longer - NPR

  
NPRWith A Leap Second, 2016 Promises To Linger Just A Little Bit LongerNPRHere's a timely reminder for all you would-be revelers out there: Be careful with your countdowns this New Year's Eve. There will be a little extra time to bask in the glow of a retreating 2016 — or curse its name, as the case may be. Whatever your ...Leap Second: Here's Why 2016 Is Going to Be Just a Tiny Bit LongerNBCNews.comLeap second: Why 2016 will be just a little longerChristian Science MonitorThe final minute of 2016 will have one extra second -- here's whyFox NewsVox -Telegraph.co.uk -U.S. Naval Observatory - Navy -Phys.Orgall 61 news articles »......

Russian intelligence targeting of US began a decade ago - WTOP

  
Blasting NewsRussian intelligence targeting of US began a decade agoWTOPWASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday expelled 35 Russian diplomats and their families from the U.S. as a part of a wide-ranging response to aggressive Russian cyber activity and harassment of U.S. diplomats inside Russia. This latest ...How Complicated Is the Whole Age of the Computer? Here's What We Actually Know About the Russian HacksNew York MagazineFBI, DHS Release Report Linking Russia To DNC HacksTownhallFBI, DHS release report on Russia hackingThe HillThe Daily Dot -The Guardian -ABC News -Bloombergall 30 news articles »......

National Parks in England 'have lost millions in government funding'

  
National Parks have lost a quarter of government funding in five years, investigation finds.......

Innovations that will change lives

  
Here are some of the pioneering treatments that scientists developed this year.......

Cristiano Ronaldo: Chinese club offered Real Madrid £250m move, says agent

  
Real Madrid were offered about £250m by an unnamed Chinese club for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the player's agent Jorge Mendes.......

FBI analysis fingers Russian spy agencies for U.S. election hacks

  
By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI squarely blamed Russian intelligence services on Thursday for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, releasing the most definitive report yet on the issue, including samples of malicious computer code said to have been used in a broad hacking campaign. Starting in mid-2015, Russia's foreign intelligence agency, the FSB, emailed a malicious link to more than 1,000 recipients, including U.S. government targets, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a 13-page report co-authored with the Department of Homeland Security.......

Serena Williams Engaged to Alexis Ohanian: 10 Things to Know About the Reddit Co-Founder - E! Online

  
E! OnlineSerena Williams Engaged to Alexis Ohanian: 10 Things to Know About the Reddit Co-FounderE! OnlineAlexis Ohanian didn't waste any time when it came to putting a ring on Serena Williams' finger. The tennis pro shocked everyone today when she announced that she's engaged to the Reddit co-founder, especially since the couple kept their relationship so ...Serena Williams Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis OhanianNew York TimesHe's an Ace! 5 Things to Know About Serena Williams' Fiancé, Reddit Co-Founder Alexis OhanianPEOPLE.comSerena Williams Is Engaged! Here's What We Know So FarVogue.comCBS Local -BBC News -Hollywood Life -Washington Postall 195 news articles »......

Cabinet files reveal plan to shoot nuclear intruders

  
Newly-released papers reveal Margaret Thatcher's "horror" at a security breach at the Faslane naval base.......

With the two-state solution a distant dream, Palestinians ask if it's time to push for a one-state solution - Los Angeles Times

  
Los Angeles TimesWith the two-state solution a distant dream, Palestinians ask if it's time to push for a one-state solutionLos Angeles TimesFor nearly three decades, governments around the world have insisted that the best way to end the most intractable conflict in the Middle East is to trade land for peace, creating an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel in the West Bank and ...7 Things To Know About Israeli SettlementsNPRKerry spoke the truth on Israel and PalestineThe Hill (blog)The Two-State Solution: What It Is and Why It Hasn't HappenedNew York TimesWall Street Journal -ABC News -Huffington Post -U.S. News & World Reportall 2,227 news articles »......

Garbage trucks to be a fortress of security in Times Square on New Year's Eve - Los Angeles Times

  
Los Angeles TimesGarbage trucks to be a fortress of security in Times Square on New Year's EveLos Angeles TimesMassive 20-ton sanitation trucks, weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand, will surround the iconic New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, officials said Thursday, describing a security measure meant to stop deadly truck-driving attacks into crowds ...NYPD's New Year's Eve Times Sq. Security Plan Influenced by Berlin AttackDNAinfoNew York, wary after Europe attacks, tightens security for New Year's EveReuters'World Events' Drive Extensive New York City Security PlanVoice of AmericaWall Street Journal -NorthJersey.com -The Journal News | LoHud.com -WABC-TVall 159 news articles »......

More restricted than N Korea?

  
It's dawn in Lhasa, Tibet, and the quiet is punctuated only by the gentle chanting of Buddhist pilgrims. ......

PDC World Darts Championship: Phil Taylor beats Kim Huybrechts to set up Raymond van Barneveld match

  
Phil Taylor will meet Raymond van Barneveld in the PDC World Darts Championship quarter-finals, with Michael van Gerwen also through.......

Reynolds and Fisher Die Just Before HBO Film on Their Lives

  
A few months after their back-to-back deaths, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds are to be featured in an HBO film about their relationship......

Behind the Controversial Israeli Settlements

  
The U.S. says the controversial practice threatens the Mideast peace process.......

The Latest: US closing Maryland compound used by Russians

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Obama administration's response to Russia's interference in the U.S. elections, which it denies (all times EST):......

Serena Williams gets engaged to Reddit co-founder Ohanian

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number two tennis player Serena Williams has become engaged to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social media company Reddit. "Down on 1 knee. He said four words. And/r/isaidyes," the 35-year-old American said on the social media site on Thursday. "I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage awaited. Destination: Rome ... back to where our stars first collided." The New York-born Ohanian, 33, confirmed the news on his Facebook page, writing: "She said yes". Williams is the best player of her generation. .........

Obama hits Russia for election meddling

  
President Barack Obama on Thursday unleashed a barrage of retaliatory measures against Moscow for meddling in the US election, imposing sanctions on two intelligence agencies, expelling 35 agents and shuttering two Russian compounds inside the United States. Making good on a promise to punish Vladimir Putin's government for allegedly trying to tilt the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor, Obama unveiled a broad range of steps that will inflame tensions with both Moscow and the president-elect.......

A coach's son: Jalen Hurts, others benefit from family ties

  
ATLANTA (AP) — Jalen Hurts cherished those rides home from high school football practice.......

Serena Williams gets engaged to Reddit co-founder Ohanian

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number two tennis player Serena Williams has become engaged to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social media company Reddit. ......

Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone

  
President Obama has come to consider the solitary hours after dark as essential as his time in the Oval Office. Barely getting five hours of sleep a night, he considers the time alone more important.......

De Blasio and Big City Mayors Try Pooling Their Power Against Trump

  
New York's mayor, casting himself as a defender of immigrants, minorities and others, is among those rallying urban leaders.......

An Appraisal: The Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds

  
Recalling a singular Hollywood star and an era we won't see again.......

NYPD to Allow Officers to Wear Turbans, Grow Beards for Religious Reasons - NBCNews.com

  
NBCNews.comNYPD to Allow Officers to Wear Turbans, Grow Beards for Religious ReasonsNBCNews.comNEW YORK — The New York Police Department (NYPD) is now allowing officers to wear turbans in place of the traditional police cap and have beards up to an inch away from the face for religious reasons. Police Commissioner James O'Neill announced the ...NYPD Boss Tells New Officers To Be 'a Little Friendlier' On PatrolDNAinfoNYPD Officers Now Allowed to Wear Religiously-Mandated Beards and TurbansNew York MagazineReligious Police Officers in New York Will Be Able to Wear Beards and TurbansNew York Timesall 73 news articles »......

Buffalo School Board Passes Resolution Telling Carl Paladino To Resign Within 24 Hours - Huffington Post

  
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What it's like in countries that legalized pot

  
In 2016, more countries legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes.......

Is a chair still just a chair when it sells for $3.74M?

  
Luther Vandross famously crooned "A chair is still a chair/Even when there's no one sittin' there." ......

The luxurious, 45-acre compound in Maryland being shut down for alleged Russian espionage - Washington Post

  
Washington PostThe luxurious, 45-acre compound in Maryland being shut down for alleged Russian espionageWashington PostOn Thursday afternoon, the Obama administration announced its long-awaited retaliation for what has been characterized as Russian interference in November's presidential election. Among the wide-ranging measures, the White House announced that the ...Obama's Russia sanctions put Hill Republicans in a boxPoliticoUS evicts Russians for spying, imposes sanctions after election hacksReutersObama orders sanctions against Russia, expels operatives, in response to hackingFox NewsNBCNews.com -Huffington Post -Business Insider -The Atlanticall 1,066 news articles »......

Trump, computer and email skeptic

  
Next month, President-elect Donald Trump will become the third US president to be inaugurated in the 21st century, an age shaped by computers and the Internet.......

No women allowed: A Japan pilgrimage for the once forbidden sex

  
It's difficult to imagine how the female pilgrims trekking the perimeter of Koyasan, one of Japan's most holy sites, centuries ago must have felt while making their journey. ......

CEO resigns after employee suicide

  
The head of the Japanese advertising giant Dentsu has resigned after the suicide of a junior employee was linked to a company culture that required staffers to work huge amounts of overtime.......

Judge Orders Evaluation on Dylann Roof Before Sentencing

  
The judge ordered the evaluation out of "abundance of caution."......

Why Feds Are So Confident Russia Was Behind the DNC Hack And Other Breaches - ABC News

  
6abc.comWhy Feds Are So Confident Russia Was Behind the DNC Hack And Other BreachesABC NewsThe U.S. government provided new details today that revealed how a state adversary broke into American computer systems and allegedly influenced the U.S. democratic process. In a report issued this afternoon, the FBI and Department of Homeland ...FBI and Homeland Security detail Russian hacking campaign in new reportThe GuardianUS election hack: FBI report released after Obama sanctions RussiaInternational Business Times UKU.S. Said to Plan Release of Evidence Showing Russian HackingBloombergZDNet -Mashable -US-Certall 26 news articles »......

Group That Monitors Ukraine Conflict Suffers Cyberattack

  
A French media report points a finger at a Russian group behind the DNC hacks.......

Trump, after Obama sanctions Russia, says US should 'move on' but vows to meet with intelligence leaders to learn more

  
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Trump, after Obama sanctions Russia, says US should 'move on' but vows to meet with intelligence leaders to learn more.......

No. 25 S Florida beats S Carolina 46-39 in Birmingham Bowl

  
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Quinton Flowers ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more to lead No. 25 South Florida past South Carolina, 46-39 in overtime Thursday in the Birmingham Bowl.......

Uber driver saves teen from sex trafficking - fox8.com

  
fox8.comUber driver saves teen from sex traffickingfox8.comELK GROVE, California -- Elk Grove police are crediting Uber driver Keith Avila for helping rescue a girl out of sex trafficking -- a girl he gave a ride to in his car, along with her two suspected female pimps on Monday night, according to KTXL. "They ...Uber driver saves 16-year-old, busts up child prostitution ring after overhearing passengersTheBlaze.comUber Driver Saves 16-Year-Old Girl From Sex TraffickingNBCNews.comUber Driver Saves 16-Year-Old Girl From Child Sex TraffickingInternational Business TimesKTLA -WLS-TV -Washington Times -The Week Magazineall 38 news articles »......

Kremlin spokesman vows retaliation against US sanctions - Washington Post

  
Washington PostKremlin spokesman vows retaliation against US sanctionsWashington PostMOSCOW — The Kremlin on Friday issued a stark warning to the United States, saying it would respond in kind to the U.S. expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and other sanctions following the Russian hacking of U.S. political parties before the 2016 ...Obama orders sanctions against Russia, expels operatives, in response to hackingFox NewsUS evicts Russians for spying, imposes sanctions after election hacksReutersObama Administration Sanctions a Challenge to Putin and TrumpNBCNews.comHuffington Post -Business Insider -The Atlantic -Breitbart Newsall 1,055 news articles »......

Newspaper headlines: Debbie Reynolds and May 'Israel row'

  
Debbie Reynolds is pictured on various front pages after her death, with her daughter Carrie Fisher by her side. But lead stories cover world affairs and politics.......

Russia, Syria, Debbie Reynolds: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

  
Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.......

NYPD's New Year's Eve Times Sq. Security Plan Influenced by Berlin Attack - DNAinfo

  
DNAinfoNYPD's New Year's Eve Times Sq. Security Plan Influenced by Berlin AttackDNAinfoPolice Commissioner James O'Neill and Mayor Bill de Blasio talked about New Year's Eve security on Dec. 29, 2016. View Full Caption. DNAinfo/Danielle Tcholakian. TIMES SQUARE — The NYPD is ready to handle security pressures from the New Year's ...New York, wary after Europe attacks, tightens security for New Year's EveReutersNYPD prepares for New Year's celebrationNorthJersey.comSand trucks to secure Times Square on New Year's EveThe Journal News | LoHud.comNew York Post -WABC-TV -New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV -UPI.comall 156 news articles »......

NBCUniversal Blackout Looms for Charter Spectrum Customers - TheWrap

  
TheWrapNBCUniversal Blackout Looms for Charter Spectrum CustomersTheWrapShould a deal not get done, NBCUniversal may pulled its owned and operated channels on cable provider Charter. The Comcast-owned multi-channel provider is locked in a retransmission/carriage fee dispute with the communications company. With the ...and more »......

Flight returns 20 minutes after takeoff because of unruly couple - New York Daily News

  
New York Daily NewsFlight returns 20 minutes after takeoff because of unruly coupleNew York Daily NewsAn unruly couple was marched off a Delta flight in handcuffs after their behavior caused the plane to turn around 20 minutes after takeoff. Wednesday night's 6:20 p.m. trip from Minneapolis to Los Angeles quickly returned to the Twin Cities after the ...Plane Turns Around After Passenger DisturbanceABC NewsRaw video: Two taken off Delta flight that returned to MSPMinneapolis Star TribuneCouple arrested in Mpls. for disrupting Delta flight to LAKAREInside Edition -YouTubeall 45 news articles »......

Syrian Observatory says warring sides appear to cease firing

  
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said warring sides appeared to cease firing across Syria after a truce deal came into effect at midnight on Friday (2200 GMT Thursday). The British-based Observatory said there had been some shellfire around Aleppo and in an area close to the capital Damascus shortly before the ceasefire, brokered by Russia and Turkey, began. (Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Chris Reese)......

Kennedy grandson arrested in Aspen bar fight

  
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Police say a member of the Kennedy family was arrested after a bar fight in the tony resort town of Aspen.......

Cease-fire goes into force in war-ravaged Syria

  
A cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey went into effect in war-ravaged Syria at midnight Thursday, a potential breakthrough in the six years of fighting that have left more than a quarter-million people .........

Garbage trucks to block possible Times Square truck attacks - NOLA.com

  
NOLA.comGarbage trucks to block possible Times Square truck attacksNOLA.comA heavily armed counterterrorism officer takes shelter beneath an overhang above a store in Times Square, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in New York. The city's police are once again saying they are up to the task of protecting the huge crowds that are ...NYPD's New Year's Eve Times Sq. Security Plan Influenced by Berlin AttackDNAinfoNew York, wary after Europe attacks, tightens security for New Year's EveReutersSand trucks to secure Times Square on New Year's EveThe Journal News | LoHud.comNew York Post -Wall Street Journal -WABC-TV -KHOU.comall 155 news articles »......

How Debbie Reynolds fought for her life

  
Being "unsinkable" is practically impossible when others keep trying to hold you down. Debbie Reynolds spent a great deal of her life dealing with men who tried to take advantage of her.......

Big-wave surfer seeks ultimate 100-foot 'void'

  
Andrew Cotton is on a perpetual quest, the thirst for which he admits will probably never be truly quenched.......

Syria truce begins under deal backed by Russia, Turkey

  
Damascus (AFP) - A nationwide ceasefire in Syria brokered by Russia and Turkey took effect on Thursday at midnight, in a potentially major breakthrough in the conflict of more than five years.......

Uber driver saves 16-year-old, busts up child prostitution ring after overhearing passengers - TheBlaze.com

  
TheBlaze.comUber driver saves 16-year-old, busts up child prostitution ring after overhearing passengersTheBlaze.comUber driver saves 16-year-old, busts up child prostitution ring after overhearing A man checks a vehicle at an Uber "Work On Demand" event in Los Angeles. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images). 12 Follow. Share; Tweet. An Uber driver probably didn't get a ...Uber Driver Saves 16-Year-Old Girl From Sex TraffickingNBCNews.comTeen Victim Rescued After Alert Uber Driver Leads Police to Sex Trafficking Arrests Near SacramentoKTLAUber Driver Saves 16-Year-Old Girl From Child Sex TraffickingInternational Business TimesWLS-TV -Washington Times -The Week Magazine -WSB Atlantaall 35 news articles »......

Plane Turns Around After Passenger Disturbance - ABC News

  
ABC NewsPlane Turns Around After Passenger DisturbanceABC NewsDelta Flight 2565 from Minneapolis to Los Angeles had to return to its originating airport, where police escorted two passengers off the plane. 1:43 | 12/29/16. Share. Title. Description. Share From {{scope.videoDuration}}. Share With. Facebook. Tweet.Couple arrested in Mpls. for disrupting Delta flight to LAKAREAuthorities: Midair Meltdown Forces Plane to Return to Airport Shortly After Takeoff, Couple ArrestedInside EditionWATCH: Passengers cheer as 'disorderly couple' gets arrested after forcing Delta flight to turn backRaw StoryMinnesota Public Radio News (blog) -KMSP-TVall 45 news articles »......

The Latest: White House alerted Trump to Russia sanctions

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Obama administration's response to Russia's interference in the U.S. elections, which it denies (all times EST):......

'Grizzly Steppe': how the US says Russia hacked the election

  
Russian intelligence agencies over the last two years blanketed Democratic Party targets with malicious emails and have likely continued such efforts after November's elections, a US federal law enforcement report showed Thursday. The report's release coincided with an array of measures unveiled by Washington as retribution for what American officials have described as Moscow's malicious efforts to tip the vote in favor of President-elect Donald Trump by stealing embarrassing information from Democratic Party operations and senior party members before releasing it to the news media. The report, produced jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security, traces the routes allegedly taken by hackers to infiltrate party operations, using targeted campaigns of "spearphishing," or fraudulent emails designed to cause the recipients to reveal passwords and other information, and then stealing large volumes of email.......

The luxurious, 45-acre compound in Maryland is being shut down for alleged Russian espionage - Washington Post

  
Washington PostThe luxurious, 45-acre compound in Maryland is being shut down for alleged Russian espionageWashington PostOn Thursday afternoon, the Obama administration announced its long-awaited retaliation for what has been characterized as Russian interference in November's presidential election. Among the wide-ranging measures, the White House announced that the ...Obama orders sanctions against Russia, expels operatives, in response to hackingFox NewsUS evicts Russians for spying, imposes sanctions after election hacksReutersObama Administration Sanctions a Challenge to Putin and TrumpNBCNews.comThe Atlantic -U.S. News & World Report -Breitbart News -Vanity Fairall 1,003 news articles »......

Cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey begins across Syria - Washington Post

  
Washington PostCease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey begins across SyriaWashington PostA cease-fire announced by the Syrian government went into effect across the country early Friday as part of a broader deal that includes a return to peace talks after more than five years of a war. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ...Syria conflict: Russia-Turkey brokered truce comes into forceBBC NewsSyria cease-fire deal goes into effectUSA TODAYThe Latest: Cease-Fire Takes Effect in War-Ravaged SyriaNew York TimesLos Angeles Times -U.S. News & World Report -Reuters -The Boston Globeall 1,289 news articles »......

Ceasefire deadline passes

  
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a ceasefire between the Syrian government and the opposition, Russian state media TASS reports. ......

Syria ceasefire deal backed by Russia and Turkey takes effect

  
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A nationwide ceasefire in Syria, brokered by Russia and Turkey, which back opposing sides in the conflict, came into force at midnight on Friday, local time, (2200 GMT on Thursday) in the latest attempt to end nearly six years of bloodshed. ......

FBI, DHS release report on Russia hacking - The Hill

  
The HillFBI, DHS release report on Russia hackingThe HillThe FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday released a joint report detailing how federal investigators linked the Russian government to hacks of Democratic Party organizations. The document makes clear reference to the hacks of ...Why Feds Are So Confident Russia Was Behind the DNC Hack And Other BreachesABC NewsThe FBI just released a comprehensive list of the outlandish secret code names used by Russian hackersBusiness InsiderU.S. Said to Plan Release of Evidence Showing Russian HackingBloombergHeavy.com -Washington Examiner (blog) -Mashable -ZDNetall 19 news articles »......

Why 2016 was Earth's hottest year

  
Sick of the cold? Tired of ice? This little Eskimo village -- about 30 miles from the Arctic Circle -- would gladly take a dose of both. ......

WH: Sanctions reversal is 'highly unusual'

  
President Barack Obama's top adviser on homeland security and counterterrorism said Thursday that it would be "highly unusual" for President-elect Donald Trump to reverse Obama's sanctions against Russia.......

Russia slams Obama

  
President Obama took unprecedented steps to retaliate against alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, prompting an unusual tweet from Russia's Embassy. CNN's Michael Chance discusses. ......

Obama puts Trump on the spot with Russia sanctions

  
President Barack Obama, at long, long last, responded forcefully to Russia's unprecedented interference in America's democratic process. We can all wonder what might have happened if he had acted sooner, but that question no longer matters. ......

Klobuchar: Take Russia seriously

  
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Thursday "getting on with our lives" means taking Russia's interference with the 2016 election seriously.......

AFC has its 6 playoff teams. Who will fill out NFC bracket?

  
Bad form for the AFC, which has all six of its playoff qualifiers determined heading into the final Sunday of the schedule.......

Syria conflict: Russia-Turkey brokered truce comes into force - BBC News

  
Washington PostSyria conflict: Russia-Turkey brokered truce comes into forceBBC NewsA nationwide ceasefire between Syrian government forces and rebel groups has come into effect. The truce, brokered by Russia and Turkey, which will act as guarantors, began at midnight (22:00 GMT). The deal includes a large number of rebel groups but ...Vladimir Putin's Cease-Fire in Syria Boxes Out Barack ObamaU.S. News & World ReportSyrian government and rebels sign cease-fire deal, Russia saysLos Angeles TimesPeace talks to follow Syrian truceThe Boston GlobeBloomberg -Fox News -CBS News -Voice of Americaall 1,258 news articles »......

Obama orders sanctions against Russia, expels operatives, in response to hacking - Fox News

  
Fox NewsObama orders sanctions against Russia, expels operatives, in response to hackingFox NewsThe Obama administration announced sanctions Thursday against Russia's intelligence services, while ejecting dozens of intelligence operatives from the U.S., as part of a response to what it says are efforts by Moscow to influence the 2016 election.US Sanctions Russia Over Election Hacking; Russia Threatens to RetaliateWall Street JournalThe luxurious, 45-acre compound in Maryland is being shut down for alleged Russian espionageWashington PostUS evicts Russians for spying, imposes sanctions after election hacksReutersNPR -The Hill -The Atlantic -U.S. News & World Reportall 1,015 news articles »......

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' Singular Bond: Inside Their Complicated but Fiercely Close Relationship - E! Online

  
E! OnlineCarrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' Singular Bond: Inside Their Complicated but Fiercely Close RelationshipE! OnlineCarrie Fisher's relationship with her mother, Debbie Reynolds, was the stuff of Hollywood legend. Its own chapter in the proverbial annals of show business lore, thanks largely in part to Fisher's 1987 novel Postcards From the Edge, mother and daughter ...How Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Reconciled After a Turbulent PastPEOPLE.comRevisit Carrie Fisher's 1990 Entertainment Weekly coverEntertainment WeeklyCritic's Notebook: Debbie Reynolds Was More Than the Sum of Her MusicalsHollywood ReporterUs Weekly -Variety -Los Angeles Times -USA TODAYall 1,952 news articles »......

Bacon on mosque offender dies in prison

  
A 35-year-old man who was jailed for tying rashers of bacon on to the door handles of a Bristol mosque has died in prison.......

Venezuela's biggest bank note gets new stay of execution

  
Caracas (AFP) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro again delayed removing the country's largest bank note from circulation Thursday, after a botched plan to retire it triggered violent protests.......

Syria Rebels Reject Cease-Fire Hours Before Its Planned Start - Wall Street Journal

  
Wall Street JournalSyria Rebels Reject Cease-Fire Hours Before Its Planned StartWall Street JournalHours before a Russian- and Turkish-brokered cease-fire was to take effect across Syria, one of the country's major rebel groups rejected the deal, upending the latest effort to end the nearly six-year war. The rebel group Ahrar al-Sham said late ...Vladimir Putin's Cease-Fire in Syria Boxes Out Barack ObamaU.S. News & World ReportSyria Truce Brokered as Russia, Turkey Grab Initiative From U.S.BloombergPeace talks to follow Syrian truceThe Boston GlobeFox News -CBS News -Voice of America -CNBCall 1,257 news articles »......

Revisit Carrie Fisher's 1990 Entertainment Weekly cover - Entertainment Weekly

  
Entertainment WeeklyRevisit Carrie Fisher's 1990 Entertainment Weekly coverEntertainment WeeklyAs the world mourned the deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds this week — with Reynolds dying just one day after her daughter — an image surfaced that captured the attention of Hollywood and beyond. The photograph, shot in black and white, ...Critic's Notebook: Debbie Reynolds Was More Than the Sum of Her MusicalsHollywood Reporter'Halloweentown' Star Kimberly J. Brown Pens Tribute to Debbie Reynolds: 'I Was Always in Awe of Her Fierce Spirit'VarietyWith pluck and verve, Debbie Reynolds represented the best of the great Hollywood traditionLos Angeles TimesUSA TODAY -Us Weekly -Deadline -TMZ.comall 1,919 news articles »......

NYPD to allow Sikh officers to wear turbans and beards while on duty - Fox News

  
Fox NewsNYPD to allow Sikh officers to wear turbans and beards while on dutyFox NewsIn a gesture of goodwill to the city's burgeoning Sikh population, the New York City Police Department will soon allow officers who are members of the religion to wear blue turbans and beards while on duty. The announcement was made by NYPD ...Religious Police Officers in New York Will Be Able to Wear Beards and TurbansNew York TimesRussia sanctions: Here's how the US will retaliatePalm Beach PostNYPD to Allow Officers to Wear Turbans, Grow Beards for Religious ReasonsNBCNews.comHuffington Post -New York Post -Christian Science Monitor -CBS Localall 77 news articles »......

Jeremy Corbyn's New Year message says he understands lack of trust in EU

  
In his New Year message, Jeremy Corbyn says he understands why people voted to leave the EU.......

Serena wins at love again; says 'yes' to engagement in poem

  
Court and spark: Serena Williams is tying the knot.......

Vladimir Putin's Cease-Fire in Syria Boxes Out Barack Obama - U.S. News & World Report

  
U.S. News & World ReportVladimir Putin's Cease-Fire in Syria Boxes Out Barack ObamaU.S. News & World ReportThe reported Moscow-led peace deal, while unspecific and uncertain, would serve as a death blow to U.S. interests in Syria. By Paul D. Shinkman | Senior National Security Writer Dec. 29, 2016, at 4:33 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel.Cease-fire to begin across Syria starting at midnight, Syrian army saysWashington PostSyria Truce Brokered as Russia, Turkey Grab Initiative From U.S.BloombergSyria Cease-Fire Agreement ReachedWall Street JournalFox News -The Boston Globe -Voice of America -CBS Newsall 1,299 news articles »......

How an Uber driver stopped child sex trafficking in Elk Grove - SFGate

  
SFGateHow an Uber driver stopped child sex trafficking in Elk GroveSFGateAn Uber driver who suspected child sex trafficking might be taking place in his vehicle reported it to police Monday. He said the signs were obvious and he couldn't stay silent. Keith Avila, who had barely surpassed his one-month mark with Uber, picked ...Calif. Uber driver discovers sex trafficking ring led by femalesNew York Daily NewsUber driver discovers child sex trafficking ringWLS-TVNorthern California Uber driver thwarts child sex traffickingThe Week MagazineThe Mercury News -WSB Atlanta -Daily Mail -KTVU San Franciscoall 32 news articles »......

Garbage Trucks to Block Possible Times Square Truck Attacks - Bloomberg

  
BloombergGarbage Trucks to Block Possible Times Square Truck AttacksBloombergHeavily armed counterterrorism officers take shelter from the rain beneath an overhang in Times Square, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in New York, as the New York Police department began ramping up security for the city's massive New Year's Eve celebration.New York, wary after Europe attacks, tightens security for New Year's EveReutersNYPD's New Year's Eve Times Sq. Security Plan Influenced by Berlin AttackDNAinfoNYC Officials Say New Year's Eve Security To Be Most Extensive EverWall Street JournalNew York Post -The Journal News | LoHud.com -UPI.com -Metro.usall 148 news articles »......

Panda cubs in Atlanta zoo out in public for first time

  
A pair of panda cubs at a zoo in Atlanta, Georgia, take their first steps in public.......

Aston Villa 1-1 Leeds United

  
Jonathan Kodjia's late penalty preserves Aston Villa's unbeaten home record as they salvage a draw against Leeds.......

U.S. evicts Russians for spying, imposes sanctions after election hacks

  
By Jeff Mason and Lesley Wroughton HONOLULU/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian suspected spies and imposed sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies over their involvement in hacking U.S. political groups in the 2016 presidential election. The measures, taken during the last days of Obama's presidency, mark a new post-Cold War low in U.S.-Russian ties which have deteriorated over Ukraine and Syria. Allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed efforts to intervene in the U.S. election process by hacking mostly Democrats have made relations even worse.......

Man charged, name written in blood at burglarized home

  
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 31-year-old man is charged with breaking into two Billings homes, including one where his last name was written on the wall in his own blood.......

Major US stock indexes close slightly lower; oil price slips

  
A day of quiet trading on Wall Street ended Thursday with major U.S. stock indexes posting slight losses for the second day in a row. Banks and energy companies led the slide, while high-dividend stocks .........

Browns' RG3 practices, will start in finale against Steelers

  
CLEVELAND (AP) — Robert Griffin III can finish what he started.......

US Sanctions Russia Over Election Hacking; Russia Threatens to Retaliate - Wall Street Journal

  
Wall Street JournalUS Sanctions Russia Over Election Hacking; Russia Threatens to RetaliateWall Street JournalPresident Barack Obama on Thursday launched a sharp response to Russia's alleged use of cyberattacks to try to interfere with the U.S. presidential election, including sanctions on top Russian government intelligence services and officials, as well as ...Obama orders sanctions against Russia, expels operatives, in response to hackingFox NewsObama administration announces measures to punish Russia for 2016 election interferenceWashington PostObama Announces Sanctions Against Russia In Response To CyberattacksNPRThe Hill -Reuters -The Atlantic -New York Daily Newsall 943 news articles »......

My Wishes For Obama's Parting Shots - Huffington Post

  
Huffington PostMy Wishes For Obama's Parting ShotsHuffington PostIn the waning days of his administration, I'd recommend Obama make a last stand. 12/29/2016 11:31 am ET. 210. Robert Reich Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley; author, 'Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the ...and more »......

Russia, Turkey broker peace in Syria — and sideline the US

  
Call it a pop-up alliance. After spending much of this year berating each other after Turkey shot down a Russian jet over the Syrian-Turkish border, the two governments are suddenly the "honest brokers" of a ceasefire in Syria -- one that is designed to lead to political negotiations. The United States, which has long championed the stuttering diplomatic process on resolving the Syrian conflict, is nowhere to be seen.......

Duterte's top 5 outrageous quotes

  
The president of the Philippines has made several controversial statements. Here are some of them.......

An opera house that blends into snow

  
The mind-bending ice sculptures at Harbin's annual winter festival may have put the northern Chinese city on the map. But this year, it's the new Harbin Opera House that's stealing the show.......

1,102 pounds of cocaine seized

  
Australia police ended a two-and-a-half year drug investigation on Christmas day by busting a cartel and seizing 1102 pounds (500 kilograms) of cocaine. The December 25 bust, along with a seizure of 1336 pounds (606 kilograms) of cocaine from the same syndicate earlier this year, was worth about $259 million (AUD$360 million) and is Australia's largest ever haul from a single cartel.......

The xx Lets the Sunshine In

  
The British band, which grew out of whispery songs recorded at home while teenagers, features more mature, confident sounds on its first album since 2012.......

Serena Williams announces engagement on Reddit

  
Tennis great Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are engaged. ......

Behind the Controversial Practice of Israeli Settlements

  
The U.S. says the controversial practice ......

US punishes Russia over election hacks

  
The United States on Thursday fired back at Moscow for meddling in the presidential election, imposing tough sanctions on Russia's top two intelligence agencies, expelling 35 agents and shutting down two Russian compounds on US soil. President Barack Obama had all but accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of personally ordering an audacious cyber hack that many Democrats believe damaged Hillary Clinton's chances in November's closely fought election with Republican foe Donald Trump. The US intelligence community has concluded that a hack-and-release of Democratic Party and Clinton staff emails was designed to put Trump -- a political neophyte who has praised Putin -- into the Oval Office.......

The Latest: Senators say they'll push for stronger sanctions

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Obama administration's response to Russia's interference in the U.S. elections, which it denies (all times EST):......

AP Explains: How Amazon Echo listens and what it stores

  
Can Amazon's Echo speaker really be a witness to a murder? Authorities investigating the death of an Arkansas man found floating face-up in a hot tub believe that Amazon might have some evidence, given .........

New York, wary after Europe attacks, tightens security for New Year's Eve - Reuters

  
ReutersNew York, wary after Europe attacks, tightens security for New Year's EveReutersMembers of the New York Police Department's Counterterrorism Bureau patrol Times Square in the lead up to New Year's celebrations in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. December 29, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly. 2/2. left. right. Members of the New York ...NYPD's New Year's Eve Times Sq. Security Plan Influenced by Berlin AttackDNAinfoNYC Officials Say New Year's Eve Security To Be Most Extensive EverWall Street JournalEven de Blasio thinks it's nuts to spend New Year's Eve in Times SquareNew York PostThe Journal News | LoHud.com -Fox News -UPI.com -Metro.usall 146 news articles »......

List of Federal Court Vacancies Heading Into the Donald Trump Administration - Heavy.com

  
Heavy.comList of Federal Court Vacancies Heading Into the Donald Trump AdministrationHeavy.comWhen he becomes president next month, Donald Trump will inherent over 100 federal court vacancies, giving him an extraordinary amount of power to determine the future of law in the United States. Every president has the opportunity to appoint judges ...My Wishes For Obama's Parting ShotsHuffington PostOn foreign law, Justice Larsen echoes ScaliaThe Hill (blog)One of Scalia's Final Law Clerks Looks Back and AheadThe National Law Journal (registration)Daily Kosall 46 news articles »......

Two men arrested over Trafalgar Square stabbing death

  
Two men are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death near Trafalgar Square.......

Swansea City: Paul Clement and Gary Rowett frontrunners to be manager

  
Paul Clement and Gary Rowett are the frontrunners to be the next Swansea City manager after Bob Bradley's departure.......

The Latest: Putin spokesman says Russia weighs retaliation

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Obama administration's response to Russia's interference in the U.S. elections, which it denies (all times EST):......

Uber Driver Saves 16-Year-Old Girl From Sex Trafficking - NBCNews.com

  
NBCNews.comUber Driver Saves 16-Year-Old Girl From Sex TraffickingNBCNews.comFor Uber driver Keith Avila, Monday's shift in Sacramento, California started out like any other — but ended with him helping save a 16-year-old girl from child sex trafficking. Avila said he picked up two women and the teen and drove them to a ...Calif. Uber driver discovers sex trafficking ring led by femalesNew York Daily NewsUber driver discovers child sex trafficking ringWLS-TVUber driver discovers sex trafficking ring led…The Mercury NewsWSB Atlanta -wreg.com -WBAL Baltimore -Daily Beastall 29 news articles »......

Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian - ESPN

  
ESPNSerena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis OhanianESPNOhanian's spokesperson confirmed the news Thursday, saying Ohanian popped the question while the two were vacationing in Rome. The 35-year-old Williams, who over the summer won Wimbledon for the seventh time to tie Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand ...Serena Williams Is Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis OhanianE! OnlineSerena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founderBBC NewsSerena Williams, Reddit co-founder announce engagementYahoo SportsHeavy.com -Business Insider -Yahoo News -CBS Newsall 109 news articles »......

Gold powers miners to send the FTSE 100 to a new high

  
Metal miners lift London's leading shares to a fresh high, powered by gold prices and a weaker dollar.......

US response to Russia hacking: key points

  
Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a series of diplomatic and economic sanctions against Russia over the hacking which US officials say was aimed at disrupting the November election.......

Steelers' Brown asks Jets' Marshall to pay up on car bet

  
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown is in the driver's seat in his car bet with Brandon Marshall, so he's looking for the Jets receiver to turn over the keys.......

Russia: Ceasefire deal reached

  
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a ceasefire between the Syrian government and the opposition, Russian state media TASS reports. ......

Russia, Turkey broker peace in Syria — and sidelined the US

  
Call it a pop-up alliance. After spending much of this year berating each other after Turkey shot down a Russian jet over the Syrian-Turkish border, the two governments are suddenly the "honest brokers" of a ceasefire in Syria -- one that is designed to lead to political negotiations. The United States, which has long championed the stuttering diplomatic process on resolving the Syrian conflict, is nowhere to be seen.......

Wife of 'Rogue One' star Ben Mendelsohn files for divorce

  
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show actor Ben Mendelsohn's wife has filed for divorce from the "Rogue One " star.......

US to kick out 35 Russian intelligence operatives, shutter 2 Russian compounds in US in hacking response

  
HONOLULU (AP) — US to kick out 35 Russian intelligence operatives, shutter 2 Russian compounds in US in hacking response.......

US sanctions Russia over vote hacking

  
The United States on Thursday fired back at Moscow for meddling in the presidential election, imposing tough sanctions on Russia's top two intelligence agencies, expelling 35 agents and shutting down two Russian compounds on US soil. President Barack Obama had all but accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of personally ordering an audacious cyber hack that many Democrats believe damaged Hillary Clinton's chances in November's closely fought election with Republican foe Donald Trump. The US intelligence community has concluded that a hack-and-release of Democratic Party and Clinton staff emails was designed to put Trump -- a political neophyte who has praised Putin -- into the Oval Office.......

U.S. imprisonment rate falls to lowest since 1997: Justice Department

  
The U.S. prison population fell the most in almost four decades to 1.53 million inmates in 2015, resulting in the lowest rate of incarceration in a generation, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. The drop has been driven by changes in federal and state corrections policies that include drug treatment programs and the sentencing of fewer nonviolent drug offenders to federal prisons, the department said in its year-end report on prison populations. Roughly one in 37 U.S. adults was under some form of correctional supervision at the end of 2015, the lowest rate since 1994.......

The Latest: Russia lawmaker awaits Trump retort to sanctions

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Obama administration's response to Russia's interference in the U.S. elections, which it denies (all times EST):......

Serena Williams announces engagement on Reddit

  
Tennis great Serena Williams is tying the knot.......

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Moscow regrets new U.S. sanctions, will consider retaliatory measures.

  
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Moscow regrets new U.S. sanctions, will consider retaliatory measures.......

Reynolds and Fisher die just before HBO film on their lives

  
NEW YORK (AP) — The deaths of actress and writer Carrie Fisher and her Hollywood legend mother, Debbie Reynolds, on successive days this week lend a special poignancy to an upcoming HBO film about their relationship.......

Red Solo Cup inventor Robert Hulseman dies at age 84

  
CHICAGO (AP) — Robert Hulseman, who in the 1970s invented the Red Solo Cup for family picnics only to see it embraced as the go-to beverage holder at college keg parties and football tailgates — and even the inspiration for a country music party hit — has died. He was 84.......

Pay to rise for millions as 19 states increase minimum wage

  
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It will be a happy New Year indeed for millions of the lowest-paid U.S. workers. Nineteen states, including New York and California, will ring in the year with an increase in the minimum wage.......

Paul Ryan says Obama sanctions against Russia overdue

  
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday Russia "has consistently sought to undermine" U.S. interests and sanctions imposed by the Obama administration on Russia were overdue. "While today's action by the administration is overdue, it is an appropriate way to end eight years of failed policy with Russia," Ryan said in a statement.......

Officers killed in the line of duty rose in 2016

  
The number of police killed in the line of duty rose sharply in 2016, driven by shootings of police around the country, most notably ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.......

Obama, announcing retaliation for election hacking, says 'all Americans should be alarmed by Russia's actions'

  
HONOLULU (AP) — Obama, announcing retaliation for election hacking, says 'all Americans should be alarmed by Russia's actions' .......

Obama retaliates against Russia for election hacking

  
HONOLULU (AP) — In a sweeping response to election hacking and other meddlesome behavior, President Barack Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials, kicked out 35 Russian officials and closed down two Russian-owned compounds in the U.S. It was the strongest action the Obama administration has taken to date to retaliate for a cyberattack.......

Obama orders Russia expulsions, sanctions for interference in 2016 election

  
By Jeff Mason and Lesley Wroughton HONOLULU/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and sanctioned Russian intelligence officials who Washington believes were involved in hacking U.S. political groups in the 2016 presidential election. The measures, taken during the last days of Obama's presidency, mark a new low in U.S.-Russian relations which have deteriorated over serious differences on Ukraine and Syria. "These actions follow repeated private and public warnings that we have issued to the Russian government, and are a necessary and appropriate response to efforts to harm U.S. interests in violation of established international norms of behavior," Obama said in a statement from vacation in Hawaii.......

Oakland street violence claims 3 generations 3 years apart

  
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man who urged an end to violence in Oakland after gunfire killed his son and grandson as they slept three years ago became a victim himself this week as he drove near a street memorial for his slain family.......

New York to allow religious police to wear beards and turbans

  
New York police officers will be allowed to wear beards and turbans while in uniform in accordance with their religion, a measure long demanded by Sikh and Muslim officers. Sikh policemen in New York who request to do so will now be able to wear standard-length turbans, provided they are blue. Sikh and Muslim policemen will also be allowed to grow beards up to half an inch (1.3 centimeters) long, instead of the one millimeter currently allowed.......

LaVell Edwards, who made BYU a football power, dies at 86

  
PROVO, Utah (AP) — LaVell Edwards, who led BYU to national prominence with his dynamic passing offenses and became one of the most successful coaches in college football history, has died. He was 86.......

Judge orders psychiatric exam for South Carolina church shooter

  
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ordered a psychiatric examination for Dylann Roof, days before he is to represent himself as prosecutors make the case that he should be executed for the June 2015 massacre at a Charleston, South Carolina, church. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said in an order he was requesting the evaluation and would hold a second competency hearing "in an abundance of caution" after Roof's standby lawyers filed a motion about his mental fitness to stand trial. The motion was sealed, but Gergel said defense lawyers stated it was spurred by facts developed since the judge found Roof competent after a hearing held in November ahead of the guilt phase of his trial.......

Judge orders evaluation of Dylann Roof before sentencing

  
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge ordered another competency exam for Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, who faces the death penalty for killing nine black parishioners last year.......

Israeli TV: Netanyahu probe expected within days

  
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli TV channel reported Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected of receiving valuable gifts from two businessmen.......

Garbage trucks to block possible Times Square truck attacks

  
NEW YORK (AP) — Massive 20-ton sanitation trucks, weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand, will surround the iconic New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, officials said Thursday, describing a security measure meant to stop deadly truck-driving attacks into crowds like those in Germany and France.......

Family members stranded on holiday road trip now recovering

  
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It was supposed to be a nine-hour drive from New Jersey to North Carolina, one that Barbara Briley had made many times before. But something went awry during the Christmas road trip, and the 71-year-old and her young great-granddaughter spent days stranded in wooded area of rural Virginia before a passer-by spotted them and called for help.......

Coroner: Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam's death was a suicide

  
DENVER (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam killed himself after struggling with depression, an autopsy report confirmed Thursday, but investigators will never know whether the one-time running back suffered chronic head trauma from playing football because his family did not consent to those tests.......

Alabama seeks college title repeat as playoffs open

  
Unbeaten defending champion Alabama will face the University of Washington while Ohio State meets Clemson in Saturday's other semi-final as the US collegiate American football championships begin. The Crimson Tide (13-0) seek a 26th consecutive victory when they face Washington (12-1) in the Peach Bowl at Atlanta while Ohio State (11-1), winner of the first four-team playoff showdown in 2014, meets Clemson (12-1) in the Fiesta Bowl at suburban Phoenix, Arizona. "Thinking about last year's national championship isn't going to help us get this one," said Alabama senior defensive end Jonathan Allen.......

900 rooms evacuated amid power outage at Rio casino in Vegas

  
Officials say a power outage has forced the evacuation of 900 rooms at the Rio casino in Las Vegas. Spokesman Richard Broome of the Rio's parent company, Caesars Entertainment, said the evacuations happened .........

New York, wary after Europe attacks, tightens security for New Year's Eve

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will deploy sand-filled trucks and thousands of police officers as part of a beefed-up plan to protect revelers at this year's New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, mindful of two deadly truck attacks in Europe this year. ......

Judge orders psychiatric exam for South Carolina church shooter

  
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ordered a psychiatric examination for Dylann Roof, days before he is to represent himself as prosecutors make the case that he should be executed for the June 2015 massacre at a Charleston, South Carolina, church. ......

The Story Behind a Well-Timed Photo of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

  
Lawrence Schiller, who photographed the pair in 1963, recalled Ms. Fisher, who was 6 at the time, watching "mesmerized" as her mother performed in Las Vegas.......

The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S.

  
A Times investigation reveals missed signals, slow responses and a continuing underestimation of the seriousness of a campaign to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.......

Praise for Kerry's Israel Speech in Arab World, but Shrugs, Too

  
Arab governments welcomed the secretary of state's harsh words for the Israeli government, but are less focused on Palestinians than they once were.......

Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking

  
The Obama administration said it was tossing out 35 intelligence operatives and imposing sanctions on Russian intelligence services and officers.......

How Russia Recruited Elite Hackers for Its Cyberwar

  
The government scouted a wide range of civilian programmers in recent years, even criminals, while expanding its cyberwarfare abilities.......

Did Debbie Reynolds Die of a Broken Heart?

  
Science shows that stress, like that brought on by the sudden death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, could have contributed to her collapse.......

Along Mosul's Front Line, Desperate Civilians and Dug-In Troops and Fighters

  
Witnessing firsthand this volatile zone, first with the Iraqi Army and then with units of the Iraqi Federal Police.......

Serena Williams Is Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian - E! Online

  
E! OnlineSerena Williams Is Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis OhanianE! OnlineA rep for the tennis star confirms to E! News that she and her boyfriend, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, are ready to say "I do!" Williams first shared the news via her verified Reddit account (because, duh), posting a sweet poem beside a cartoon ...Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis OhanianESPNSerena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founderBBC NewsSerena Williams Reveals Surprise Engagement to to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian – on Reddit!PEOPLE.comYahoo Sports -Business Insider -PerezHilton.com -International Business Timesall 79 news articles »......

Sears jumps after lining up $200 million to help stay afloat - Chicago Daily Herald

  
Chicago Daily HeraldSears jumps after lining up $200 million to help stay afloatChicago Daily HeraldHoffman Esattes-based Sears Holdings Corp., the struggling retailer backed by hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert, rose the most in almost two months after lining up a $200 million letter of credit to help fund its money-losing operations. The amount ...Sears Holdings to close Kmart store in Phenix CityColumbus Ledger-EnquirerSears plans at least 30 store closings, secures line of credit to fund operationsTriad Business JournalSears CEO announces $200M loan to ensure payments to suppliersUPI.com24/7 Wall St. -Benzinga -Charlotte Observer -Business Insiderall 142 news articles »......

Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking - New York Times

  
New York TimesObama Strikes Back at Russia for Election HackingNew York TimesPresident Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at the Kremlin on Tuesday. Credit Pool photo by Alexei Druzhinin. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration struck back at Russia on Thursday for its efforts to influence the 2016 election, ejecting 35 Russian ...White House sanctions Russia over election hacksPoliticoObama administration announces measures to punish Russia for 2016 election interferenceWashington PostUS sanctions Russia over hacking, expels 35 officialsThe HillWall Street Journal -Daily Beast -Huffington Post -Business Insiderall 801 news articles »......

NPD: iPhone 7 was too boring to capitalize on Samsung's Note 7 disaster - BGR

  
BGRNPD: iPhone 7 was too boring to capitalize on Samsung's Note 7 disasterBGRMost powerful mobile processor on the planet: check. Performance that outshines the best Android phones in the world: check. New displays that are "visually indistinguishable from perfect": check. New camera tech that top Android vendors are rushing to ...Early data suggest Apple had good holiday salesCNBCSamsung Vs. Apple: Samsung Gains Ground During Holidays Despite Galaxy Note 7 RecallInternational Business TimesIn memoriam: 13 tech products we lost in 2016The Denver ChannelTechnoBuffalo -The Verge -New York Post -The Mac Observer (blog)all 154 news articles »......

Iowa student crushed to death by 315 lbs after barbell slips - New York Daily News

  
New York Daily NewsIowa student crushed to death by 315 lbs after barbell slipsNew York Daily NewsKyle Thomson, 22, died after dropping more than 300 pounds on his chest while working out at an Iowa gym. (Facebook). ASSOCIATED PRESS. Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2016, 2:48 PM. Authorities say a 22-year-old man has died after a barbell ...Weightlifter crushed to death after weights slipped from his grasp during bench pressMirror.co.ukISU student dies after weightlifting accidentIowa State Dailyall 16 news articles »......

Critic's Notebook: Debbie Reynolds Was More Than the Sum of Her Musicals - Hollywood Reporter

  
Hollywood ReporterCritic's Notebook: Debbie Reynolds Was More Than the Sum of Her MusicalsHollywood ReporterThe late actress and singer is best remembered as an iconic star of MGM musicals, but her career endured thanks in large part to her undersung skills as a comedic and dramatic performer. Fans around the world are reeling from the shock of losing both ...Deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: What we know nowUSA TODAYDebbie Reynolds lived a bold life on screen and offLos Angeles TimesCould Debbie Reynolds Have Died of a Broken Heart?PEOPLE.comEntertainment Weekly -Variety -Vulture -TIMEall 1,877 news articles »......

An unruly couple forced their flight to turn back. Police boarded, and passengers cheered. - Washington Post

  
Washington PostAn unruly couple forced their flight to turn back. Police boarded, and passengers cheered.Washington PostDelta Flight 2565 had barely gotten off the ground before things kicked up in the aisle. The flight crew started complaining about two passengers ignoring instructions — a couple in their mid-30s. "Aggressive," a Delta spokesman later wrote in a ...Couple arrested for disrupting Los Angeles-bound Delta Air Lines flightFox NewsFlight returns 20 minutes after takeoff because of unruly coupleNew York Daily NewsDisruption during Delta flight sends plane back to MSP; couple arrestedMinneapolis Star TribuneKARE -Raw Story -Daily Mail -Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)all 39 news articles »......

Why won't Democrats take some blame for hackings?

  
President-elect Donald Trump's top spokesman demanded Thursday that Democrats take more responsibility for not preventing alleged Russian cyberintrusions.......

Why Melania's libel suit won't threaten a free press

  
Likely not, says Mark Randazza: the writers who floated 'rumors' in stories alleging she worked as an escort already put them in weak position for disputing 'actual malice' challenge of law.......

US expels 35 Russians as part of retaliation for hacking

  
President Barack Obama took an unprecedented step Thursday in issuing an executive order against six Russian individuals and five Russian entities in relation to what the Treasury Department said was to address "Significant Malicious Cyber-Enable Activities."......

Serena Williams is engaged

  
Tennis great Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are engaged. ......

Russia the peacemaker?

  
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a ceasefire between the Syrian government and the opposition, Russian state media TASS reports. ......

President Duterte: 5 outrageous quotes

  
The president of the Philippines has made several controversial statements. Here are some of them.......

Obama: Friends don't call me Mr. President

  
As his second term as President of the United States nears its end, Barack Obama reflected on the role friendship has played in his life in a wide-ranging exit interview with his friend and former senior adviser David Axelrod, saying his relationships have given him "serenity."......

More restricted than North Korea?

  
It's dawn in Lhasa, Tibet, and the quiet is punctuated only by the gentle chanting of Buddhist pilgrims. ......

Klobuchar: Trump should take this seriously

  
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Thursday "getting on with our lives" means taking Russia's interference with the 2016 election seriously.......

Iraqis recall Saddam hanging

  
On the morning of the start of Eid al-Adha on December 30, 2006, Saddam Hussein was hanged to death for committing crimes against humanity.......

How Russia, Turkey became 'honest brokers' of peace

  
Call it a pop-up alliance. After spending much of this year berating each other after Turkey shot down a Russian jet over the Syrian-Turkish border, the two governments are suddenly the "honest brokers" of a ceasefire in Syria -- one that is designed to lead to political negotiations. The United States, which has long championed the stuttering diplomatic process on resolving the Syrian conflict, is nowhere to be seen.......

Graham: 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.......

US expels Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations

  
The US expels 35 Russian diplomats in the wake of cyber attacks related to the US election.......

Nigel Mansell: Briton voted greatest one-time F1 champion by BBC Sport readers

  
BBC Sport readers have voted for their greatest one-time F1 champion - and one man emerged as the clear winner.......

Hunt saboteur attack claim investigated by police

  
Footage showing a man allegedly assaulting a hunt saboteur in Worcestershire is being investigated by police.......

Funeral for UK soldier 'saved by Rommel'

  
The funeral of a decorated former soldier spared from the firing squad by a Nazi general in World War Two takes place in Cardiff.......

Why Feds Are So Confident Russia Was Behind the DNC Hack And Other Breaches

  
The FBI and DHS issued a report today offering "technical details."......

Officers Killed in the Line of Duty Rose in 2016

  
The number of officers killed in the line of duty rose in 2016, marked by ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge that left 8 dead......

Obama Issues Sanctions for Alleged Russian Hacking

  
The administration is investigating Russian tampering.......

Coalition Airstrike Potentially Hits Civilians in Mosul

  
Officials later realized that the area they struck was a hospital parking lot.......

900 Rooms Evacuated Amid Power Outage at Rio Casino in Vegas

  
Officials say people in 900 rooms at the Rio casino in Las Vegas have been evacuated after a power outage......

Possible civilian casualties in Mosul air strike: Pentagon

  
An air strike by the U.S.-led coalition near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul hit a van in a hospital compound parking lot and could have killed civilians, the U.S. military said on Thursday. A van carrying Islamic State fighters was targeted and hit in the air strike, the Combined Joint Strike Force said in a statement. "The van was struck in what was later determined to be a hospital compound parking lot resulting in possible civilian casualties," it said.......

Pink announces birth of son Jameson with Instagram photos

  
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pink and her motocross-champ husband got a bundle of joy for the holidays.......

Oregon court reverses DUI conviction of wheelchair user

  
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of a wheelchair user who had been found guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicants.......

New York boosts security for New Year's after Europe attacks

  
New York authorities will deploy dozens of trucks on city streets during New Year's Eve celebrations, to boost security in the wake of recent truck attacks in Europe, the police said on Thursday. About 65 sand and sanitation trucks will be placed in "strategic locations" around Times Square, where more than a million people are expected to attend the traditional New Year's Eve ball drop, New York police Chief of Department Carlos Gomez told a news conference. The deployment will reinforce the already massive security regime adopted in recent years, including some 7,000 police and anti-terrorist forces in uniform and plain clothes patrolling the areas around Times Square and other planned festivities across the city, he added.......

Hawaii ferry dreams face cost, public opinion hurdles

  
When a 30-foot-tall ferry loomed outside a Kauai harbor in 2007, surfers and kayakers — looking like tiny ducks in comparison — blocked its path, preventing it from unloading hundreds of passengers and .........

Cease-fire deal reached in Syria, raising hopes for peace

  
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria and its chief ally Russia reached a cease-fire agreement with Syria's mainstream rebel fighters Thursday, a potential breakthrough in the six-year civil war that has left more than a quarter-million people dead and triggered a refugee crisis across Europe.......

Syria Truce Brokered as Russia, Turkey Grab Initiative From U.S. - Bloomberg

  
BloombergSyria Truce Brokered as Russia, Turkey Grab Initiative From U.S.BloombergRussia and Turkey announced they've brokered a cease-fire agreement in Syria that they hope will pave the way to a peace settlement ending the nation's civil war, seizing the initiative from the U.S. after years of failed diplomacy. "A very great deal ...Cease-fire to begin across Syria starting at midnight, Syrian army saysWashington PostSyria conflict: Ceasefire agreed, backed by Russia and TurkeyBBC NewsFate of Syria Cease-fire UnclearVoice of AmericaUSA TODAY -Wall Street Journal -The Boston Globe -ABC Newsall 1,208 news articles »......

The Latest: Syrian FM welcomes cease-fire deal, with caveats

  
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria, and the Russia-Turkey-brokered cease-fire agreement (all times local):......

Packers, Lions, Redskins hunt playoff spots in season finales

  
Green Bay, Detroit, Washington and Tampa Bay will chase playoff berths in Sunday's final NFL regular-season games while four other clubs try to join Dallas and New England with first-round byes. The Detroit Lions entertain Green Bay with the Packers on a five-game win streak and both teams deadlocked at 9-6 atop the NFC North division. "Everything that we have accomplished up until this point -- the five-game win streak, pushing through adversity -- doesn't mean anything if we don't take care of business on Sunday," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said.......

What if the Eagles traded up and drafted Ezekiel Elliott? - Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

  
Comcast SportsNet PhiladelphiaWhat if the Eagles traded up and drafted Ezekiel Elliott?Comcast SportsNet PhiladelphiaWin or lose, the Eagles' season will reach its conclusion on Sunday, but one might be tempted to wonder whether that's the way things had to be. After all, six of their nine defeats were by a touchdown or less. Three of those ended on potential game ...Eagles QB Carson Wentz buys shotguns for entire offensive lineFox NewsCeaseFirePA Sends Gun Locks To Eagles Offensive Line Following Wentz GiftCBS LocalCarson Wentz gifts Philadelphia Eagles OL with shotgunsUPI.comPhilly.com -ESPNall 147 news articles »......

US poised to announce response to Russia's election hacking - Washington Post

  
Washington PostUS poised to announce response to Russia's election hackingWashington PostWASHINGTON — U.S. officials are expected to announce an imminent response, including sanctions, on Thursday for Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts — an effort that ensures ...Politics|Trump, Dismissive of Hacking, Says Americans Should 'Get on With Our Lives'New York TimesObama Said to Ready Sanctions on Russian Officials for HackingBloombergHoekstra downplays Trump's resistance to intelligence as 'healthy' skepticismPoliticoBBC News -ABC News -Salon -CBS Newsall 476 news articles »......

Rob Kardashian Was 'Depressed' and on a 'Terrible Diet' Before Being Rushed to the ER for Diabetes: Source - PEOPLE.com

  
PEOPLE.comRob Kardashian Was 'Depressed' and on a 'Terrible Diet' Before Being Rushed to the ER for Diabetes: SourcePEOPLE.comMore details about Rob Kardashian's hospitalization are emerging. PEOPLE confirmed Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was hospitalized Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Now, an insider tells PEOPLE that Kardashian, 29, "wasn't feeling well ...Rob Kardashian Hospitalized: Kris Jenner & Blac Chyna Rush To ER — See PicsHollywood LifeRob Kardashian Reportedly Checked Himself Into The Hospital Due To Diabetes ComplicationsPerezHilton.comBlac Chyna & Kris Jenner Rush to Hospital for Rob KardashianTMZ.comIn Touch Weekly -Bustle -New York Daily News -Entertainment Tonightall 197 news articles »......

Flight simulator catches fire at Frankfurt airport

  
A training simulator at Frankfurt airport has caught fire causing part of the airport to be evacuated.......

US Poised to Announce Response to Russia's Election Hacking

  
U.S. officials are expected to announce an imminent response, including sanctions, on Thursday for Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts......

The Latest: Turkey says PYD not in Syria peace talks

  
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria, and the Russia-Turkey-brokered cease-fire agreement (all times local):......

ISU student dies after weightlifting accident - Iowa State Daily

  
ISU student dies after weightlifting accidentIowa State DailyAn Iowa State student is dead after a weightlifting accident Monday morning, The Des Moines Register reported Wednesday. 22-year-old Kyle Thomson was bench pressing at Elite Edge Transformation Gym in Ankeny when the weight slipped from his grasp.and more »......

The hottest story of 2016

  
Sick of the cold? Tired of ice? This little Eskimo village -- about 30 miles from the Arctic Circle -- would gladly take a dose of both. ......

Friends don't call me Mr. Pres

  
As his second term as President of the United States nears its end, Barack Obama reflected on the role friendship has played in his life in a wide-ranging exit interview with his friend and former senior adviser David Axelrod, saying his relationships have given him "serenity."......

Chinese officials seize 3 tons of pangolin scales

  
The pangolin, a scaly anteater who sleeps by day and eats insects by night, is more popular than ever in China. But that very demand -- often wanted for illegal reasons, like the purchase of its meat or scales -- has driven the mammal toward extinction. ......

2016 was lousy for the world but historic for sports

  
Between wars, terror attacks, a toxic presidential election and a rash of celebrity deaths, it's been a pretty lousy year for the world.......

WATCH: Top Headlines of 2016

  
Looking back at major news events of the past year.......

US skier Shiffrin wins slalom for 3rd WCup win in 3 days

  
SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin used a spectacular final run to win a night race on Thursday for her third World Cup triumph in three days.......

US considers mining limits in West to save sage grouse

  
The Obama administration offered five possible plans Thursday for limiting mining on federal land in the West to protect the vulnerable greater sage grouse, but it isn't saying which it prefers. The options .........

States face off over future of Obama global warming plan

  
Two weeks after officials in two dozen states asked Donald Trump to kill one of President Barack Obama's plans to curb global warming, another group of state officials is urging the president-elect to .........

Oman joins Saudi-led Islamic military alliance

  
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The sultanate of Oman has announced it will join an Islamic military alliance led by Saudi Arabia.......

Nadal targets three more years

  
Former world number one and 14-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal believes he can still be a contender at the majors for another three years despite another injury-hit season. Nadal also believes that his long-standing knee problems are not as concerning as they once were. Nadal got his preparations for 2017 off to a solid start on Thursday by beating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-4 to make the semi-finals of the Abu Dhabi tournament.......

Obama Names New Monuments in Utah and Nevada and Some State Officials Are Not Happy - U.S. News & World Report

  
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Ryan Giggs: Swansea City rule out Welshman as Bob Bradley's replacement

  
Swansea City rule out former Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs as successor to former manager Bob Bradley.......

US stocks drift lower in afternoon trading; oil price slips

  
Banks led U.S. stock indexes slightly lower in afternoon trading Thursday as the market gave back small gains from earlier in the day. Utilities, real estate stocks and phone companies, all known for paying .........

Bears Ears and Gold Butte National Monuments Honor Our Service - Huffington Post

  
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Russia-Turkey cease-fire deal offers new hope for Syria

  
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Swansea City rule out Ryan Giggs as Bob Bradley's replacement

  
Swansea City rule out former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs as a successor to former manager Bob Bradley.......

Syrian foreign minister sees 'real chance' for political settlement

  
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US to announce response to Russia's election hacking - Washington Post

  
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US to announce response to Russia's election hacking

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are expected to announce an imminent response, including sanctions, on Thursday for Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts — an effort that ensures action before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.......

Trey Songz charged with assault after concert outburst

  
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The Latest: Syrian Kurds, allies approve draft constitution

  
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Sweet spot: Morgan, Rudd own upstate New York candy shop

  
RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — Jeffrey Dean Morgan, whose character in "The Walking Dead" wields a barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat, has a sweet side.......

The Latest: Syrian Kurds, Allies Approve Draft Constitution - New York Times

  
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Gallup poll: President Obama is 'Most Admired Man' in US - AOL News

  
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Bears Ears and Gold Butte: Obama creates two nature preserves - BBC News

  
NBCNews.comBears Ears and Gold Butte: Obama creates two nature preservesBBC NewsPresident Barack Obama has unilaterally designated two new "national monument" nature preserves in the western US states of Nevada and Utah. The Bears Ears National Monument and the Gold Butte National Monument will protect areas rich in Native ...Obama Names New Monuments in Utah and Nevada and Some State Officials Are Not HappyU.S. News & World ReportThe president did the right thing: Bears Ears National MonumentLos Angeles TimesObama's Historic Land Grab: 553 Million Acres For 'Conservation'Breitbart NewsWonkette (blog) -The White House -Washington Post -Whitehouse.govall 170 news articles »......

What white America has already forgotten

  
After President-elect Donald Trump's recent victory, some of his supporters celebrated by flying Confederate battle flags from pickup trucks and waving them at rallies.......

'ALF' actor Meszaros dies

  
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Samir Nasri: Sevilla midfielder investigated after treatment tweets

  
Sevilla's Samir Nasri is being investigated by the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency over treatment received at a Los Angeles medical clinic.......

Big wave surfer Tom Butler hit by tonnes of water

  
Surfer Tom Butler speaks about the moment he was hit by tonnes of water at a big wave competition.......

Belarus tractor factory holds party for new year

  
People in Minsk, Belarus, have been treated to a performance by tractors to mark the new year.......

US to Announce Response to Russia's Election Hacking

  
U.S. officials are expected to announce an imminent response, including sanctions, on Thursday for Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts......

The VA Hooked Veterans on Opioids, Then Failed Them Again

  
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs overprescribed painkillers for battle injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. Now there aren't enough resources for vets struggling with addiction.......

Trump to focus on 'peace through strength' over Obama's 'soft power' approach - Washington Post

  
Washington PostTrump to focus on 'peace through strength' over Obama's 'soft power' approachWashington PostPresident-elect Donald Trump has stacked his Cabinet with military generals, pushed for more Pentagon spending and a bigger Navy, threatened to slap tariffs on China and Mexico and, last week, suggested that he was open to expanding the U.S. nuclear ...and more »......

New jobless claims end 2016 with big drop - CBS News

  
CBS NewsNew jobless claims end 2016 with big dropCBS NewsWASHINGTON - Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, continuing a nearly two-year trend that suggests a solid job market. Weekly requests for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000, the Labor Department said ...and more »......

Democrats' new leader suggests John Kerry just 'emboldened extremists.' Meet your 2017 wild card. - Washington Post

  
Washington PostDemocrats' new leader suggests John Kerry just 'emboldened extremists.' Meet your 2017 wild card.Washington PostThere is an old saying in politics: The most dangerous place in Washington is between Chuck Schumer and a camera. And the famously press-friendly incoming Senate minority leader could find himself in front of plenty of cameras in the months ahead ...What did Kerry's parting shot on Middle East mean?CNNWhy Netanyahu Will Miss ObamaNew York TimesIsrael and the Palestinians: Can settlement issue be solved?BBC NewsHuffington Post -Newsweek -Politico -NBCNews.comall 1,825 news articles »......

What we know about the deal

  
A ceasefire between the Syrian government and opposition rebels is due to take effect at midnight tonight, potentially ending the country's bitter five-year civil war.......

Uganda's 'Rugby Cranes' rising on a hymn and a prayer

  
The singing might not quite be at the level of a professional choir, but the words say it all for Uganda's rugby sevens team.......

It looks cold, but locals are complaining about the heat

  
Sick of the cold? Tired of ice? This little Eskimo village -- about 30 miles from the Arctic Circle -- would gladly take a dose of both. ......

ISIS leader surfaces after months of quiet

  
After months of no signs of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, a US official told CNN on Thursday, "in the last few weeks we've been aware of some of Baghdadi's movements." ......

Friends don't call me Mr. President

  
As his second term as President of the United States nears its end, Barack Obama reflected on the role friendship has played in his life in a wide-ranging exit interview with his friend and former senior adviser David Axelrod, saying his relationships have given him "serenity."......

CEO resigns after worker commits suicide

  
The head of the Japanese advertising giant Dentsu has resigned after the suicide of a junior employee was linked to a company culture that required staffers to work huge amounts of overtime.......

2016: The best sports year ever?

  
Between wars, terror attacks, a toxic presidential election and a rash of celebrity deaths, it's been a pretty lousy year for the world.......

Yeah, Life Is Very Sunny for Kaitlin Olson

  
Ms. Olson is still holding down her bartending job on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," but she's also the star of the new Fox comedy "The Mick."......

Inside the Actors' Dream Studio

  
Actors talk about when their onstage roles become entwined with their dream lives.......

Digitizing 'Radio Unnameable,' a Free-Form 1960s Crossroads

  
Deteriorating tapes from Bob Fass's WBAI radio show, pivotal to the foment of a protest era, will be transferred and archived by Columbia University.......

Turkey's Erdogan says Syrian ceasefire opportunity should not be wasted

  
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the window of opportunity presented by the Syrian ceasefire should not be wasted. Erdogan thanked Russia for its efforts on the ceasefire, which he said included air strikes. "This window of opportunity should not be wasted," Erdogan said at a news conference in Ankara.......

EU stands by 2-state solution for Palestinian-Israel peace

  
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has joined the outgoing U.S. administration in defending the two-state solution as the best way to achieve lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.......

Coroner confirms Rashaan Salaam's death was a suicide

  
DENVER (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed that Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam killed himself.......

China expands forex basket, dilutes role of dollar

  
China said Thursday it would almost double the number of foreign currencies it uses to determine the official value of the yuan, thereby diluting the role of the dollar. The move to expand the foreign exchange basket used to set a daily reference rate for the yuan, or renminbi, will help Beijing shake off the weakness of the currency against the greenback and project an image of stability in the unit. Among the 11 currencies to join the 13 existing ones are the South Korean won, the South African rand, the Hungarian forint, the Turkish lira and the Polish zloty, according to the Chinese Foreign Exchange Trade System, which is run by the central bank.......

Netanyahu Intensifies Criticism Of The Obama Administration, Thanks Trump - Huffington Post

  
Huffington PostNetanyahu Intensifies Criticism Of The Obama Administration, Thanks TrumpHuffington PostThis kind of animosity toward a U.S. president is "certainly unprecedented," an Israeli analyst says. 12/28/2016 05:48 pm ET | Updated 7 minutes ago. 6.1k. Daniel Marans Reporter, Huffington Post ...Why Netanyahu Will Miss ObamaNew York TimesWhat did Kerry's parting shot on Middle East mean?CNNObama and the Middle East - too little, too late?BBC NewsNewsweek -Washington Post -Politico -NBCNews.comall 1,827 news articles »......

Trump Claims Sprint to Create Previously Announced Jobs 'Because of Me'

  
Sprint, OneWeb say the 8,000 jobs they'll create are part of an earlier pledge.......

Debbie Reynolds Dies at Age 84, One Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher's Death: 'She Wanted to Be With Carrie' - Us Weekly

  
Us WeeklyDebbie Reynolds Dies at Age 84, One Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher's Death: 'She Wanted to Be With Carrie'Us WeeklyActress Debbie Reynolds died at the age of 84 in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 28, her son confirmed to the Associated Press. Find out more and watch classic moments from her films and life in the video above.Billie Lourd's Impression of Debbie Reynolds Is Spot-OnE! OnlineSTASI: Every mom understands why Debbie Reynolds' heart stoppedNew York Daily NewsThe story behind that photo of Carrie Fisher watching Debbie Reynolds: 'She was mesmerized'Entertainment WeeklyTIME -Billboard -USA TODAY -Page Sixall 1,571 news articles »......

Israel and the Palestinians: Can settlement issue be solved?

  
Why Jewish settlements are such a contentious issue between Israel and the Palestinians.......

Trump on Hacking: Americans Should 'Get on With Our Lives'

  
President-elect Donald J. Trump, asked about Russian hacking of Democratic Party computers, said Wednesday that "the whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's going on," but he conceded that there might be a need for more cybersecurity.......

Boko Haram Leader Dead? Abubakar Shekau Says Allah Is Protecting ISIS In Nigeria - International Business Times

  
International Business TimesBoko Haram Leader Dead? Abubakar Shekau Says Allah Is Protecting ISIS In NigeriaInternational Business TimesThe leader of the deadly Boko Haram militant group disputed Thursday claims that the Nigerian government had forced the Islamic militants from their stronghold in the Sambrisa Forest. Abubakar Shekau said the group is protected by god, Agence-France ...Boko Haram not crushed – leadereNCAArmy arrests 1240 Boko Haram insurgents in SambisaVanguardall 123 news articles »......

Sears lines up $200 million to help stay afloat with help from CEO Lampert - Chicago Tribune

  
Chicago TribuneSears lines up $200 million to help stay afloat with help from CEO LampertChicago TribuneSears Holdings Corp., the struggling retailer backed by hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert, rose the most in almost two months after lining up a $200 million letter of credit to help fund its money-losing operations. The amount could be expanded to as ...Struggling Sears is borrowing another $200 million from its CEO to stay afloatBusiness InsiderSears Improves Liquidity, Hints at Disastrous Holiday SeasonTheStreet.comDundalk Kmart to closeBaltimore Sun24/7 Wall St. -Benzinga -WTVM -Nasdaqall 102 news articles »......

Politics|Trump, Dismissive of Hacking, Says Americans Should 'Get on With Our Lives' - New York Times

  
New York TimesPolitics|Trump, Dismissive of Hacking, Says Americans Should 'Get on With Our Lives'New York TimesPresident-elect Donald J. Trump, asked about Russian hacking of Democratic Party computers, said Wednesday that "the whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's going on," but he conceded that there might be a need for more ...Obama under pressure to prove Russian interference in electionThe HillDonald Trump dismisses US sanctions threat to RussiaBBC NewsUS senators: Russia should be sanctioned for election hacksSalonABC News -NBCNews.com -USA TODAY -KTLAall 221 news articles »......

Putin Says Syria Cease-Fire Deal Reached, Hostilities to End Friday

  
The Russian president claims hostilities will end midnight Friday. ......

US stocks drift lower in morning trading; oil price slips

  
Banks led U.S. stocks slightly lower in morning trading Thursday as the market gave back small gains from earlier in the day. Utilities and real estate stocks were among the biggest gainers. Crude oil prices were headed lower. Trading was light ahead of the New Year's Day holiday.......

US coach: Bode Miller aiming to race next season at age 40

  
SANTA CATERINA VALFURVA, Italy (AP) — Bode Miller is still planning on racing again. Just probably not this season.......

Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Deputy Critically Wounded While Escorting Woman, Suspect Dead After Domestic Incident - NBC4 Washington

  
NBC4 WashingtonQueen Anne's County Sheriff's Deputy Critically Wounded While Escorting Woman, Suspect Dead After Domestic IncidentNBC4 WashingtonDfc. Warren Scott Hogan was critically wounded in a shooting at a Chestertown, Maryland, home Wednesday, December 28, 2016, authorities said. What to Know. An armed suspect was fatally shot. He's been identified as James L. Rich II, 52, of Edmore ...Sheriff's deputy on Maryland's Eastern Shore shot, critically woundedWashington PostMaryland: Man Killed, Deputy Wounded in Gunfire ExchangeABC NewsEastern Shore deputy shot, in critical condition; suspect diesCecil Whigall 42 news articles »......

No Italian Links Found for Berlin Market Suspect, Italy's PM Says - U.S. News & World Report

  
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Trump's victory is another 'Lost Cause'

  
After President-elect Donald Trump's recent victory, some of his supporters celebrated by flying Confederate battle flags from pickup trucks and waving them at rallies.......

Surfer's search for biggest wave

  
Andrew Cotton is on a perpetual quest, the thirst for which he admits will probably never be truly quenched.......

Can you really die of a broken heart?

  
Already mourning, fans can't help but lament the painful coincidence: One day after actress Carrie Fisher's death at age 60, her mother, actress and singer Debbie Reynolds, died unexpectedly of unknown causes. Reynolds, 84, had complained of breathing problems, an unnamed sourced told the Los Angeles Times.......

America's best looking city?

  
Miami architecture is not all one big Art Deco echo. ......

Russian, Egypt's foreign ministers agreed to continue talks on Middle East

  
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Egypt's counterpart Sameh Shoukry agreed to continue talks on issues in the Middle East and North Africa, Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. In a telephone conversation, Lavrov informed Shoukry about the ceasefire deal in Syria and the beginning of a political settlement of the crisis, the ministry said. (Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Alison Williams)......

Trump, Dismissive of Hacking, Says Americans Should 'Get on With Our Lives'

  
Mr. Trump made his comments before an expected announcement by the White House on what steps would be taken to address the election-year hacking.......

Trump on Hacking: Americans Should 'Get on With Our Lives'

  
President-elect Donald J. Trump, asked about Russian hacking of Democratic Party computers, said Wednesday that "the whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's going on," but he conceded that there might be a need for more cybersecurity.......

Truck braking system likely prevented more Berlin rampage deaths - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYTruck braking system likely prevented more Berlin rampage deathsUSA TODAYBERLIN — A European Union law requiring all new trucks over a certain size to be fitted with an automatic breaking system may have prevented many more deaths in last week's rampage through a city Christmas market, according to an investigation by ...No Italian Links Found for Berlin Market Suspect, Italy's PM SaysU.S. News & World ReportGerman Authorities Release Tunisian Man Arrested in Connection With Berlin Truck AttackWall Street JournalBerlin truck attack: Tunisian released after questioningBBC NewsFox News -Reuters -Voice of America -Roanoke Timesall 104 news articles »......

Army arrests 1240 Boko Haram insurgents in Sambisa - Vanguard

  
VanguardArmy arrests 1240 Boko Haram insurgents in SambisaVanguardMaiduguri—The Nigerian Army yesterday said it had recovered Abubakar Shekau's Qur'an and flag in Camp Zero, the Boko Haram Headquarters in Sambisa forest. Shakau's flag and Quaran recovered by Nigerian soldiers (NAN). The Army also said it ...and more »......

With Trump's victory, GOP hopes to overhaul Medicaid

  
ATLANTA (AP) — With Donald Trump's election, Republicans in Congress will have the opportunity to overhaul Medicaid, something they've wanted to do for years.......

The Latest: UN Syria envoy welcomes cease-fire announcement

  
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria, and the Russia-Turkey-brokered cease-fire agreement (all times local):......

Paul Adams: Obama and the Middle East - too little, too late?

  
Obama only has three weeks left in office - so why act against Israel now?......

The Latest: Trump says US will buy, hire American

  
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):......

The Latest: Egypt welcomes Syria cease-fire deal

  
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria, and the Russia-Turkey-brokered cease-fire agreement (all times local):......

Exclusive: J&J discussing breaking up Actelion in an acquisition - sources

  
This deal structure would allow J&J to acquire Actelion with a cash offer in the region of $260 per share, a little more than what it had offered when it walked away from negotiations earlier this month, while allowing Actelion shareholders to benefit further financially from Actelion's R&D pipeline, the people said. Under the deal being discussed, Actelion's R&D pipeline would be placed in a new publicly traded company, the people said. J&J and Actelion declined to comment.......

How a Top International Judge Was Trampled by Turkey's Purge

  
Aydin Akay retired as a renowned attorney after a career serving in the Turkish foreign service and on courts around the world. He is now in prison for downloading a chat app.......

Exclusive: J&J discussing breaking up Actelion in an acquisition - sources

  
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is negotiating a deal to acquire Swiss biotechnology company Actelion Ltd that would separate its commercialized portfolio from its research and development (R&D) assets, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. ......

Dems to hold 'save health care' rallies before Trump takes office - Politico

  
PoliticoDems to hold 'save health care' rallies before Trump takes officePoliticoThe Democratic stand against changes to Obamacare and entitlement programs will launch in earnest Jan. 15. Leading House and Senate Democrats are calling for a national "day of action" ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration, pledging to make that ...Dems call for healthcare ralliesWashington Examiner (blog)LETTER: For Democrats upset about elections, it's time to 'move on'Woodbury Bulletinclick here - Bernie SandersBernie Sandersall 24 news articles »......

Lucy Williamson: Will 'populist wave' hit France?

  
After a global surge in populist politics in 2016, what are the prospects for populism in France?......

U.S. goods trade deficit widens; labor market near full strength

  
A drop in U.S. exports last month pushed the country's trade deficit in goods higher while the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week in a positive sign for the labor market. The two reports released on Thursday suggested that when Donald Trump becomes America's president next month, the labor market will likely be at roughly full strength and international trade could be weighing on the economy. In an initial estimate that does not include trade in services, the Commerce Department said the country exported $1.2 billion less in November than in October.......

The Latest: UN Syria envoy adviser urges prompt peace talks

  
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):......

Syria regime, rebels agree nationwide ceasefire

  
Syria's army and key ally Russia on Thursday announced a nationwide ceasefire to take effect at midnight, in a major potential breakthrough after nearly six years of civil war. The deal was brokered by Russia and Turkey, who back opposing sides in the brutal conflict, but notably does not involve Washington, which has negotiated previous ceasefires with Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the deal, saying Damascus and the "main forces of the armed opposition" had inked a truce and a document expressing a readiness to start peace talks.......

RG3 cleared to practice, likely to start against Steelers

  
CLEVELAND (AP) — Robert Griffin III can finish what he started.......

Museum getting a massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes

  
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes is coming to Arkansas' Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.......

Madrid lifts partial car ban as pollution eases

  
Madrid on Thursday lifted an unprecedented ban on half of most private cars as pollution in the Spanish capital eased up. A day earlier and for the first time in Spain, authorities decided to implement a measure already used in other cities abroad by ordering vehicles with even-number registration plates to drive on even-number days, and cars with odd-number plates on odd-number days. The partial ban on cars is activated when levels of harmful NO2 in the atmosphere go above 200 microgrammes per cubic metre in at least two measuring stations for a specific period of time, and if the air is unlikely to clear imminently.......

How to spend more mindfully in the new year

  
Mindfulness and meditation can ease chronic pain, anxiety and depression. Now some money experts say awareness tools such as these can help you avoid impulse purchases and create a spending plan that reflects .........

U.S. goods trade deficit widens; labor market near full strength

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A drop in U.S. exports last month pushed the country's trade deficit in goods higher while the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week in a positive sign for the labor market. ......

Hillsborough campaigner Phil Scraton refuses OBE

  
Hillsborough campaigner Prof Phil Scraton turns down an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list.......

Honda to recall about 650,000 Odyssey minivans in U.S.

  
DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said on Thursday it will recall nearly 650,000 Odyssey minivans in the United States covering 2011 to 2016 model years because second-row seats may not lock in the event of a crash. ......

John Kerry's Israel Speech Elicits a Shrug in the Arab World

  
The secretary of state had harsh words for the Israeli government, but Arab leaders are less focused on the Palestinian issue than they once were.......

On Russian sanctions, Trump says we must 'get on with our lives' - New York Daily News

  
New York Daily NewsOn Russian sanctions, Trump says we must 'get on with our lives'New York Daily NewsDonald Trump, flanked by boxing promoter and convicted killer Don King, downplayed the need for sanctions against Russia during an impromptu Wednesday press conference held at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Evan Vucci/AP). BY Chris Sommerfeldt.Don King appears alongside Trump, talks IsraelThe Hill (blog)Trump gives bizarre, impromptu press conference in FloridaBusiness InsiderA Tweet From Trump, a Phone Call From ObamaNewserATTNall 30 news articles »......

John Kerry's Israel Speech Elicits a Shrug in the Arab World - New York Times

  
New York TimesJohn Kerry's Israel Speech Elicits a Shrug in the Arab WorldNew York TimesIn Jerusalem on Thursday, tourists took pictures of the Old City. Credit Ahmad Gharabli/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. BEIRUT, Lebanon — Across the Arab world, Secretary of State John Kerry's harsh words for Israel on Wednesday were met with a ...What did Kerry's parting shot on Middle East mean?CNNTrump's plan to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem could help the peace processWashington PostIsraeli ambassador: Obama, not Trump, is the one being 'outrageous'PoliticoDaily Beast -Business Insider -Bloomberg -Quartzall 1,617 news articles »......

Italy's PM: No Italian links found for Berlin market suspect - U.S. News & World Report

  
U.S. News & World ReportItaly's PM: No Italian links found for Berlin market suspectU.S. News & World ReportItalian Premier Paolo Gentiloni answers to journalists' questions as he holds a year-end press conference, in Rome, on Thursday. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP). By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press. MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said ...German Authorities Release Tunisian Man Arrested in Connection With Berlin Truck AttackWall Street JournalGerman police release Tunisian detained in Berlin terror investigationFox NewsItalian police search homes connected to Berlin attack suspectReutersVoice of America -BBC News -Minneapolis Star Tribune -Deutsche Welleall 96 news articles »......

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As the world was coming to terms with the death of Star Wars heroine Carrie Fisher, her own mother passed away the next following day.......

Punishment for Alleged Russian Hacking Expected to Be Announced Today

  
The Obama administration has been investigating Russian tampering. ......

Study: Fringe, mainstream news sites differ in ad technology

  
The contrast between mainstream and fringe news sites isn't just about content. A web analytics firm has found clear differences in their underlying advertising technology. While the content on fringe .........

Russian, Turkish foreign ministers discussed future Syria talks in Kazakhstan

  
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed future talks on Syria that are planned to be held in Kazakhstan's capital Astana, Russian foreign ministry said on Thursday. The two ministers agreed in a phone conversation it was important to coordinate ceasefire in Syria with Iran and United Nations' Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura. Russian foreign ministry also said on Thursday that Lavrov had a separate phone call with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Syria, with the two ministers also discussing planned talks in Astana.......

APNewsBreak: US considers mining limits to save sage grouse

  
DENVER (AP) — The Obama administration will release five possible plans Thursday for limiting mining on federal land in the West to protect the vulnerable greater sage grouse, but it isn't saying which it prefers.......

Boy Scouts bar transgender boy

  
All 8-year-old Joe Maldonado wanted was to keep hanging out with his Cub Scouts friends. ......

US stocks indexes edge higher; oil heads lower

  
U.S. stocks edged mostly higher in early trading Thursday, led by utilities and phone companies. Banks fell, and the price of crude oil was headed lower. Trading was light ahead of the New Year's Day holiday. .........

The Latest: Syrian armed opposition agrees to cease-fire

  
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):......

Italy's PM: No Italian links found for Berlin market suspect

  
MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said Thursday that there are no indications the Tunisian fugitive from the Berlin Christmas market attack, who was shot dead near Milan, had any particular contacts in Italy.......

US senators: Russia should be sanctioned for election hacks - Salon

  
CBC.caUS senators: Russia should be sanctioned for election hacksSalonWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. senators visiting eastern European allies to discuss security issues called for sanctions against Russia for interfering in the presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. Their demands came ...Donald Trump dismisses US sanctions threat to RussiaBBC NewsTrump dubious about sanctions on Russia for hackingUSA TODAYTrump on Russia Sanctions: 'We Ought to Get on With Our Lives'NBCNews.comNOLA.com -Yahoo News -Daily Mail -UPI.comall 194 news articles »......

WATCH: Plane Turns Around After Passenger Disturbance

  
Delta flight 2565 from Minnesota to Los Angeles had to return to its originating airport, where police escorted two passengers off the plane.......

France raises 'terror tax' to support victims of attacks

  
PARIS (AP) — French citizens will contribute an extra 1.60 euros ($1.67) on their property insurance policies to help finance a fund for victims of the extremist attacks that have recently hit the country.......

Cease-fire to begin across Syria starting at midnight, Syrian army says - Washington Post

  
Washington PostCease-fire to begin across Syria starting at midnight, Syrian army saysWashington PostA cease-fire will take effect across much of Syria from midnight Thursday, the Syrian army announced, in a deal that opposition officials hailed as a rare chance to tamp down violence in the country's bloody war. In a statement posted to the state-run ...Syrian Government Announces Truce Backed by Russia and TurkeyNew York TimesSyria conflict: Ceasefire agreed, backed by Russia and TurkeyBBC NewsRussia announces ceasefire in Syria from midnightReutersFox News -The Boston Globe -NBCNews.com -U.S. News & World Reportall 1,059 news articles »......

Syrian ceasefire does not include Islamic State or YPG, rebel spokesman says

  
ANKARA (Reuters) - The countrywide ceasefire in Syria guaranteed by Russia and Turkey does not include Islamic State or the Kurdish YPG militia, a spokesman for Syrian rebels said on Thursday. Speaking at a news conference in Ankara following the announcement of the deal, Osama Abu Zaid, a spokesman for the Free Syrian Army rebel alliance, also said the Syrian Kurdish PYD political party would not be part of Syrian talks planned for Astana, Kazakhstan. (Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by David Dolan; editing by John Stonestreet)......

Nevada casino revenue down 1.5 percent in November

  
LAS VEGAS (AP) — State officials say Nevada gambling revenue dropped about 1.5 percent in November mainly due to decreases in the Las Vegas area.......

Long-term US mortgage rates rise, staying near 2014 highs

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term US mortgage rates ticked up again this week, staying at their highest levels since early 2014.......

Republicans ready to take full command in Washington, DC - Palm Beach Post (blog)

  
Palm Beach Post (blog)Republicans ready to take full command in Washington, DCPalm Beach Post (blog)When the new Congress convenes next Tuesday on January 3, 2017, Republicans will still be in control of both the House and Senate, but with their party ready to take over the White House later in the month, it presents a whole new opportunity for GOP ...Nine Things the GOP Congress Must DoTownhallall 28 news articles »......

Kmart in Phenix City to close early in 2017 - WTVM

  
Kansas City Business JournalKmart in Phenix City to close early in 2017WTVM(WTVM) - The second round of closures is underway at participating Sears and Kmart stores, including Kmart in Phenix City, located at 2003 US 280. There are 30 Sears and Kmart stores will be closed in early 2017, first reported by Business Insider and ...Sears, Kmart prepare for another round of store closuresKansas City Business JournalKmart closing doors in AprilNews- Graphic (subscription)List of 28 Sears and Kmart stores to closeSyracuse.comBusiness Insiderall 88 news articles »......

German Authorities Release Tunisian Man Arrested in Connection With Berlin Truck Attack - Wall Street Journal

  
Wall Street JournalGerman Authorities Release Tunisian Man Arrested in Connection With Berlin Truck AttackWall Street JournalBERLIN—A 40-year-old Tunisian man arrested in Berlin in connection with the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market has been released, Germany's federal prosecutor said Thursday. Authorities had been searching for possible accomplices of attack ...German police release Tunisian detained in Berlin terror investigationFox NewsItalian police search homes connected to Berlin attack suspectReutersBerlin truck attack: Tunisian released after questioningBBC NewsMinneapolis Star Tribune -Fox17 -The Independent -Washington Postall 88 news articles »......

What did Kerry's parting shot on Middle East mean?

  
Reaction from the key players to Secretary of State John Kerry's speech, in which he laid out the Obama administration's position on Arab-Israeli peacemaking, has been swift. And in some cases harsh. But to better understand the potential significance of what Kerry said, it's worth taking a step back. ......

Obama: My friends never call me Mr. President

  
As his second term as President of the United States nears its end, Barack Obama reflected on the role friendship has played in his life in a wide-ranging exit interview with his friend and former senior adviser David Axelrod, saying his relationships have given him "serenity."......

How the media should respond to Trump tweets

  
It's time the media stop treating Donald Trump like a Kardashian and more like the person who, come January 20, will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. And for the media, that should start by no longer giving Trump wall-to-wall coverage of every tweet -- especially ones on substantive policy issues.......

3 Nigerian death row inmates secretly executed, breaching death penalty moratorium: Lawyer

  
ABRAKA, Nigeria (AP) — 3 Nigerian death row inmates secretly executed, breaching death penalty moratorium: Lawyer.......

Republicans seek to put estate tax out to pasture - Financial Times

  
Financial TimesRepublicans seek to put estate tax out to pastureFinancial TimesRepublican plans to abolish the estate tax are reviving an argument that Democrats say is fiction. Donald Trump's party says that the tax, levied on transfers of wealth when a person dies, forces the children of recently deceased farmers to sell ...Republicans ready to take full command in Washington, DCPalm Beach Post (blog)Sen. Pat Toomey: Working to make US more secure and more prosperousAllentown Morning CallNine Things the GOP Congress Must DoTownhallCBS News -St. Louis American -Burlington Hawk Eyeall 28 news articles »......

Berlin truck attack: Tunisian released after questioning - BBC News

  
BBC NewsBerlin truck attack: Tunisian released after questioningBBC NewsGerman police have released a 40-year-old Tunisian man who had been a suspected accomplice of the Berlin Christmas market assailant. German state prosecutors said they had found the man's number on the phone of Anis Amri, who killed 12 people by ...Germany: Tunisian Picked up in Berlin Attack Probe FreedABC NewsStrange Twist: Auto braking system on truck may have saved lives in Berlin attackFox17Berlin attack: Lorry's automatic braking system stopped more deaths during the Christmas market assaultThe IndependentWashington Post -Globalnews.ca -STLtoday.com -Ahram Onlineall 89 news articles »......

Strange Twist: Auto braking system on truck may have saved lives in Berlin attack - Fox17

  
Fox17Strange Twist: Auto braking system on truck may have saved lives in Berlin attackFox17Police patrol inside the Christmas market area and past the destroyed booths two days after an attack with a truck in front of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church) in Berlin on December 21, 2016. German police on ...Germany: Tunisian Picked up in Berlin Attack Probe FreedABC NewsBerlin attack: Lorry's automatic braking system stopped more deaths during the Christmas market assaultThe IndependentGerman anti-terror services 'ranked Amri a low threat'Yahoo NewsWashington Post -Globalnews.ca -STLtoday.com -Deutsche Welleall 89 news articles »......

NYPD Changes Policy, Will Allow Sikh Officers to Wear Turbans, Grow Beards - KTLA

  
KTLANYPD Changes Policy, Will Allow Sikh Officers to Wear Turbans, Grow BeardsKTLANYPD officers patrol the street as people arrive to watch the 90th Macy's Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24, 2016 in New York City. (Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images). NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill announced the policy ...NYPD cops can wear turbans, beards under new rulesNew York Daily NewsNYPD relaxes policy on beards and head-coveringsNew York PostNYPD Introduces New Dress Code Policies For Sikh OfficersCBS LocalBBC News -DNAinfo -Fox News -New York Magazineall 38 news articles »......

Tickets issued in 'free parking' blunder in Edinburgh

  
Hundreds of drivers are issued parking tickets after an app wrongly told them they could park for free in Edinburgh on the day after Boxing Day.......

Berlin truck attack: Tunisian released after questioning

  
German police release a Tunisian man after questioning him over last week's Berlin market attack.......

Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire in Syria won't extend to 'terrorist groups'

  
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan agreed in a telephone conversation that a ceasefire agreement in Syria would not extend to "terrorist groups" including the Islamic State, the Kremlin said on Thursday. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said earlier on Thursday that any armed groups in Syria which did not observe the truce would be regarded as "terrorists". (Reporting by Peter Hobson; Editing by Andrey Ostroukh)......

Italy's premier: no Italian links found for Berlin attacker

  
MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said Thursday that there are no indications that the Tunisian fugitive from the Berlin Christmas market attack, who was shot dead near Milan, had any particular contacts in Italy.......

Luxury VIP jets: How the super-rich fly

  
A contemporary-style bedroom with a touch of classical elegance, complete with king-size bed and designer furniture, Champagne at the ready and magnificent panoramic views.......

Syrian rebels say former Nusra Front fighters included in ceasefire

  
By Lisa Barrington and Ellen Francis BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebel officials said on Thursday that a ceasefire deal agreed with the government included Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as the al-Qaeda linked Nusra Front, although the army said that was not the case. The Syrian army has announced a nationwide halt to military operations to begin at midnight on Thursday, excluding Islamic State as well as the former Nusra Front and all groups linked to them. A spokesman for the Jaish al-Nasr rebel faction present at the ceasefire talks told Reuters that only Islamic State was excluded.......

Italian premier chides ECB for lack of transparency

  
MILAN (AP) — Italy's premier said Thursday that he was taken aback by the European Central Bank's move to significantly increase the amount of money needed to save the troubled bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena.......

Germany: Tunisian picked up in Berlin attack probe freed

  
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've released a Tunisian man who was detained on Wednesday after determining that he wasn't in contact with the main suspect in last week's Berlin truck attack.......

What 2066 could look like

  
Design Miami is underway in the Sunshine State, bringing with it not only the most coveted collectible furniture and objects, but also the glitterati of the design circuit (not to mention the art crowd in town for Art Basel.) ......

The industry saving our future

  
Each year the design industry descends on Miami Beach, Florida for Design Miami -- an incubator for ideas, installations and conversations that help shape the world as we know it. ......

Agony of Earth's hottest year: 'I miss that cold-cold weather'

  
Sick of the cold? Tired of ice? This little Eskimo village -- about 30 miles from the Arctic Circle -- would gladly take a dose of both. ......

$3.7M chair! Investing in design

  
Luther Vandross famously crooned "A chair is still a chair/Even when there's no one sittin' there." ......

Mum appeals over missing airman CCTV

  
The mum of missing airman Corrie Mckeague has taken part in a Facebook Live to appeal for witnesses who may have seen her son on the day he disappeared.......

Tunisia breaks up militant cell near Sousse - interior ministry

  
Tunisian security forces said on Thursday that they had broken up an al Qaeda-linked militant cell with 10 members that was active near the coastal city of Sousse. The interior ministry said in a statement that the group had used the Telegram encrypted messaging system to communicate with associates inside and outside Tunisia, and was plotting to carry out "terrorist operations", without giving further details. The cell had links to Okba Ibn Nafaa, an al Qaeda-linked group based in the Mount Chaambi range near the Algerian border that has claimed attacks against Tunisian security forces, the statement said.......

The Latest: Turkey says Russia helped target IS in Syria

  
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):......

Goods trade deficit widens; labor market near full strength

  
A drop in U.S. exports last month pushed the country's trade deficit in goods higher while the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week in a positive sign for the labor market. The two reports released on Thursday suggested that when Donald Trump becomes president next month, the labor market will likely be at roughly full strength and international trade could be weighing on the economy. In an initial estimate that does not include trade in services, the Commerce Department said America exported $1.2 billion less in November than in October.......

Goods trade deficit widens; labor market near full strength

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A drop in U.S. exports last month pushed the country's trade deficit in goods higher while the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week in a positive sign for the labor market. ......

Sheriff's deputy on Maryland's Eastern Shore shot, critically wounded - Washington Post

  
Washington PostSheriff's deputy on Maryland's Eastern Shore shot, critically woundedWashington PostA sheriff's deputy on Maryland's Eastern Shore was shot and critically wounded early Thursday while answering a call for a domestic disturbance in a small subdivision near Chestertown, according to the department. The deputy, a four-year veteran with ...Maryland: Deputy and 2nd man shot in exchange of gunfireFox NewsDeputy shot while responding to domestic incidentDelmarva Daily TimesDeputy critically wounded in Chestertown shootoutWUSA9.comall 36 news articles »......

Obama designates two national monuments, outrages Republicans - Fox News

  
Fox NewsObama designates two national monuments, outrages RepublicansFox NewsPresident Obama designated two national monuments in Utah and Nevada Wednesday as part of the outgoing president's efforts to secure and expand his environmental legacy, and to possibly bind the hands of President-elect Donald Trump. The White ...Obama Designates Two New National Monuments, Protecting 1.65 Million AcresNew York TimesObama designates two new national monuments in the WestLos Angeles TimesObama creates new national monuments in Utah, NevadaPoliticoSalt Lake Tribune -Washington Times -Huffington Post -Whitehouse.gov (press release)all 134 news articles »......

Corrie Mckeague: Mum of missing RAF airman appeals for witnesses

  
The mum of missing airman Corrie Mckeague has taken part in a Facebook Live to appeal for witnesses who may have seen her son on the day he disappeared.......

BBC News Channel

  
BBC coverage of latest developments as suspect in Berlin market attack is shot dead in Milan.......

Turkey's Erdogan, Russia's Putin held talks on phone over Syria ceasefire: spokesman

  
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart on Thursday to discuss the ceasefire in Syria due to come into effect at midnight, Erdogan's spokesman said in a statement. The leaders also discussed upcoming talks about Syria due to take place in the Kazakh capital Astana, spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in the statement. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a ceasefire between Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government starting at midnight on Thursday.......

The Latest: Cease-fire deal to 'include all parts of Syria'

  
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):......

Rare Rothschild's giraffe calf born in Chester Zoo

  
A British zoo was celebrating after the birth of a rare Rothschild's giraffe calf, whose number has dwindled to fewer than 1,600 in its native Kenya and Uganda. "First-time mum, Tula, delivered the most precious Christmas gift on Boxing Day," said Chester Zoo in a message posted on its Facebook page, along with a picture of the mother and her six-foot (180 centimetre) calf standing between her legs. Rothschild's giraffes are one of the world's most at-risk species and fewer than 1,600 exist in the wild, according to Sarah Roffe, head of giraffes at the zoo in northwest England.......

Trump's victory turns into another 'Lost Cause'

  
After President-elect Donald Trump's recent victory, some of his supporters celebrated by flying Confederate battle flags from pickup trucks and waving them at rallies.......

Syrian government, rebels sign cease-fire deal, says Russia

  
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russia's president and the Syrian army said Thursday that a nation-wide cease-fire agreement has been reached with opposition rebels, set to begin at midnight. The deal was confirmed by the Turkish foreign ministry.......

3 Albanian elected officials terminated for criminal records

  
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Central Election Commission has cancelled the mandates of two members of Parliament and a mayor because of their criminal records.......

Weekly applications for US jobless aid fall to 265,000

  
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, continuing a nearly two-year trend that suggests a solid job market. THE NUMBERS: Weekly requests for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally .........

Jobless claims fall in sign labor market is near full strength

  
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, holding well below a level associated with labor market strength. ......

Obama under pressure to prove Russian interference in election - The Hill

  
The HillObama under pressure to prove Russian interference in electionThe HillThe Obama administration is under intense pressure to release evidence confirming Russian interference in the presidential election before leaving office. The administration up until now has provided little documentation to back up its official October ..."We ought to get on with our lives": Donald Trump breaks from President Obama's retaliation plans for Russia hackingSalonUS senators: Russia should be sanctioned for election hacksWashington PostTrump dubious about sanctions on Russia for hackingUSA TODAYNBCNews.com -Daily Beast -PerezHilton.com -UPI.comall 193 news articles »......

Billie Lourd's Impression of Debbie Reynolds Is Spot-On - E! Online

  
E! OnlineBillie Lourd's Impression of Debbie Reynolds Is Spot-OnE! OnlineThe Scream Queens actress lost her 60-year-old mother, Carrie Fisher, Tuesday, and her 84-year-old grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, Wednesday. "Carrie's daughter is 24 years old. To have to lose the girls, it's just horrible," her uncle, Todd Fisher, told E!Some of the magic people have left the tribe…for the moment I am inconsolable…PEOPLE.comDebbie Reynolds dies at 84, AP reportsUSA TODAY(Photo: Getty Images, C Flanigan)A.V. ClubEntertainment Weekly -Los Angeles Times -New York Daily News -Vanity Fairall 1,356 news articles »......

Brutal Filipino War on Drugs Sparks Mixed Reactions - ABC News

  
ABC NewsBrutal Filipino War on Drugs Sparks Mixed ReactionsABC NewsThe death toll from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs showing no sign of easing. More than 6,000 people have been killed in the anti-narcotics drive since he took power six months ago and many are believed to be vigilante murders ...Duterte says once threw man from helicopter, would do it againYahoo NewsDuterte Links Bombing That Wounded Dozens to Illegal DrugsNew York TimesDuterte threw suspects from helicopter? Urban legend, says spokesmanUPI.comSouth China Morning Post -Daily Star -euronews -Inquirer.netall 213 news articles »......

Syria conflict: Ceasefire agreed, backed by Russia and Turkey

  
The Syrian government and rebels agree a nationwide ceasefire, backed by Russia and Turkey.......

European stocks slip after London's 'Santa Rally'

  
Hong Kong (AFP) - European stock markets fell Thursday as investors cashed in their profits one day after a so-called "Santa Rally" propelled London to a record peak.......

Russia says there was no explosion aboard the military plane that crashed in the Black Sea - Business Insider

  
Business InsiderRussia says there was no explosion aboard the military plane that crashed in the Black SeaBusiness InsiderRussia Military Tu 154 Black Sea Crash Russian Emergency Ministry Press Service employees lifting a fragment of a plane in the Black Sea, outside Sochi, Russia, on Monday in a photo provided by the ministry. Vladimir Velengurin/Emergency Situations ...Black Sea Plane Crash: No Sign of Explosion on Tu-154, Investigators SayNBCNews.comRussia says no bomb blast, likely 'malfunction' in military jet crash that killed 92Washington PostRussia Tu-154 Plane Crash Update: Technical Malfunction Possible Cause, But Terrorism Still Not Ruled OutInternational Business TimesABC News -ABC27 -ABC Online -Irish Independentall 139 news articles »......

Philippines President Duterte 'threw man out of helicopter' - euronews

  
Inquirer.netPhilippines President Duterte 'threw man out of helicopter'euronewsFilipino President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to throw corrupt officials out of a flying helicopter, while admitting that he's done so before. Live on Filipino TV, Duterte said "Whoever will use this (public funds) for corruption, I will get him ...For his victory, Duterte says he owes Imee Marcos, 3 other governorsRapplerDuterte: I tossed out kidnapper from helicopterPhilippine Starall 219 news articles »......

NYPD cops can wear turbans, beards under new rules - New York Daily News

  
New York Daily NewsNYPD cops can wear turbans, beards under new rulesNew York Daily NewsPolice Commissioner James O'Neill says Sikhs are allowed to wear turbans as long as the material is blue and able to have an insignia attached to it. (Howard Simmons/New York Daily News). BY Laura Dimon Graham Rayman. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.NYPD relaxes policy on beards and head-coveringsNew York PostNYPD Introduces New Dress Code Policies For Sikh OfficersCBS LocalNYPD to allow Sikhs to wear turbans, grow beardsRoanoke TimesMetro.us -The Independent -Daily Mail -Aljazeera.comall 33 news articles »......

"We ought to get on with our lives": Donald Trump breaks from President Obama's retaliation plans for Russia hacking - Salon

  
Salon"We ought to get on with our lives": Donald Trump breaks from President Obama's retaliation plans for Russia hackingSalon"We ought to get on with our lives": Donald Trump breaks from President President-elect Donald Trump, left, accompanied by Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, and Retired Gen. Michael Flynn, a senior adviser to Trump, center, speaks to members ...US senators: Russia should be sanctioned for election hacksWashington PostDonald Trump just addressed some of the biggest questions swirling around his administrationYahoo NewsTrump on Russia Sanctions: 'We Ought to Get on With Our Lives'NBCNews.comDaily Beast -Newsmax -Albany Times Union (blog) -Raw Storyall 192 news articles »......

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