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University gets bacon vending machine just in time for finals

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 00:56

Ohio State University is temporarily hosting a bacon vending machine as a fundraiser through Dec. 13. The machine sells cooked bacon strips and bacon bits for $1.

Fox Business Slams GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert For Anti-Soros Screed -- On Fox Business

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 00:52

A Fox Business host has lashed Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) for using

Everyone Wants to Know If Kim Jong Un Will Visit Seoul This Month

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 23:55

Neither government has released firm plans for a trip -- but that hasn’t stopped a flurry of speculation in South Korean media. Kim crossed into South Korea in April at a truce village straddling the heavily armed border, but he and previous North Korean leaders have avoided visiting Seoul, which presents a raft of security concerns. “We continue to discuss this with North Korea,” Cho said.

GOP Candidate's Consultant Linked To 2nd County In North Carolina Election Probe

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 23:35

LUMBERTON, N.C. ― McCrae Dowless, the political operative at the center of an

Senators wrestle with rebuke of Saudis for Khashoggi killing

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 22:18

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are considering multiple pieces of legislation to formally rebuke Saudi Arabia for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with momentum building for a resolution to call Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman complicit in the killing.

Tennessee executes man on death row for 36 years

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:34

Tennessee on Thursday electrocuted a convicted murder who had been on death row for 36 years, in a case that renewed debate on use of the death penalty so long after a crime. David Earl Miller, 61, was put to death at 7:25 pm (0125 GMT) at a high security prison in Nashville, authorities said, over the beating and stabbing death of a young woman with a mental disability. Miller was physically and sexually abused as a child and living as a drifter in the early 1980s when a Tennessee pastor gave him shelter in exchange for sex.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Faces Extradition To US After Arrest In Canada

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:12

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, also known by the names Sabrina Meng and Cathy Meng, was arrested in Vancouver, Canada, on December 1. As reported by CNN Business, Meng is set for a bail hearing on Friday in Canada, according to Canadian Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod. This comes after a judge agreed to grant Meng a publication ban, meaning that neither the police nor prosecutors are allowed to publicly share any details about the case.

Exclusive: U.S. probe of China's Huawei includes bank fraud accusations - sources

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:29

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer was arrested as part of a U.S. investigation into an alleged scheme to use the global banking system to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran, according to people familiar with the probe. The United States has been looking since at least 2016 into whether Huawei shipped U.S.-origin products to Iran and other countries in violation of U.S. export and sanctions laws, Reuters reported in April. More recently, the probe has included whether the company used HSBC Holdings Plc to conduct illegal transactions involving Iran, the people said.

Democrat Dan McCready Retracts Concession Amid North Carolina Election Fraud Probe

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:16

Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional

Pregnant Teenager From Migrant Caravan Illegally Crosses The US-Mexico Border And Gives Birth On US Soil

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:15

A pregnant woman from Honduras, who followed the Central-American migrant caravan, trespassed the U.S.-Mexico border and ended up giving birth to her second child in the United States. While in custody, Hernandez — who was eight months pregnant — complained of abdominal pain after which she was shifted to a hospital where she gave birth to her second child. Although Hernandez, her husband, and the other child entered the U.S. illegally, the baby born on U.S. soil is now an American citizen.

France’s Gas Tax Debacle Bolsters The Case For Green New Deal-Style Climate Policies

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:15

French President Emmanuel Macron reversed course on his controversial gas tax

Coal booster joins energy regulator, dealing setback to green movement

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 18:28

Bernard L. McNamee, who is now one of the nation’s top energy regulators, took the opportunity last Earth Day to praise oil and coal.

Brazil court suspends Boeing-Embraer tie-up

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 18:16

A Brazilian federal court on Thursday suspended a proposed $4.75 billion tie-up between US aerospace giant Boeing and the civilian business of Brazilian plane-maker Embraer pending the government of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro taking office. The Sao Paulo court said it was it was taking action to avoid "possible concrete acts" being taken on the aviation deal before the new administration comes in under Bolsonaro, who takes over on January 1. The court added it was suspending "any concrete effect" of the Embraer board's decision over transferring commercial operations to Boeing.

F-35 formally enters operational testing

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 17:28

The testing is expected to be completed in the late summer of 2019 and the data will be used by the U.S. government to inform its "Milestone C" decision, leading to formal entry into full-rate production at the end of next year, the Defense Department said in a statement. All tests will be conducted at U.S. Military testing ranges and installations, it said. "The start of formal operational testing is a milestone more than 18 years in the making," F-35 program head Vice Adm. Mat Winter said.

Caretaker of neglected, bone-strewn cemetery is arrested

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 17:07

A fuller picture of a cemetery in ghastly disarray emerged Thursday as the longtime caretaker of a graveyard in Connecticut's largest city was arrested and officials described in new detail shocking discoveries that included human bones and casket pieces scattered about.

The Latest: GBI: Single shot wounded officer, killed suspect

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 17:02

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a police officer southeast of Atlanta (all times local):

Amid fraud charges, North Carolina House race may be headed for a do-over

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 16:13

The state’s Board of Elections voted to not certify the results amid the ongoing investigation, and Nancy Pelosi, the favorite to be House speaker next year, said the House could refuse to seat the uncertified Republican.

Rudy Giuliani Calls Getting Trump Through Robert Mueller's Questions 'A Nightmare'

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 16:07

The process of getting President Donald Trump to answer special counsel Robert

Michigan Republicans Rush To Weaken Unions In Lame-Duck Session

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:51

Republican legislators in Michigan are moving swiftly to weaken public-sector

Pentagon sends flight over Ukraine following Russian naval incident

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:46

A US Air Force observation plane flew over Ukraine on Thursday in a mission to show US support for Kiev following Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels in the Sea of Azov, officials said. The November 25 confrontation was the first open military incident between Kiev and Moscow since 2014 when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula and a conflict erupted in eastern Ukraine. "Today, the United States and Allies conducted an extraordinary flight under the Open Skies Treaty.