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Ukraine Leader Renews Plea to West After Muted Response on Russia

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:21

With initial talk of tighter sanctions now fading and Russia so far paying little cost for firing on Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait last month, President Petro Poroshenko reiterated calls for action from the West. “While Western partners make strong statements, Putin acts,” Poroshenko told Bloomberg Television on Tuesday in an interview, urging better cooperation among Ukraine’s partners.


Ukraine council to meet on December 15 to form independent church: president

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 03:16

A Ukrainian church council will meet on December 15 in order to create an independent Orthodox church and elect its leader, President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday. Under Poroshenko's presidency, Ukraine has pushed to establish a national church and thereby sever centuries-old ties with the Russian clergy. "The synod will be held on December 15, 2018 in St. Sophia (Cathedral), which for centuries has been the center of the Orthodox Ukrainian religious life," Poroshenko said.


New Caledonia, Vanuatu order evacuations after powerful quake, but suffer little impact

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 02:08

New Caledonia and Vanuatu ordered coastal evacuations on Wednesday after a powerful undersea earthquake triggered tsunami warnings in the South Pacific, but appeared to have suffered little damage. The quake https://tmsnrt.rs/2QdrtkL of magnitude 7.6, which struck east of New Caledonia, was just 10 km (6 miles) deep and about 155 km (95 miles) east-southeast of the Loyalty Islands, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said. "The good news is, we have had no injuries or damage," said Oliver Ciry, a spokesman for New Caledonia's directorate for civil protection and risk management, adding that abnormal movements of the sea off the east coast and around the Loyalty Islands had been spotted earlier.


Mueller says Michael Flynn provided 'substantial assistance' to the Russia probe and a mysterious separate criminal investigation

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 22:28

The memo did not divulge any details about a second criminal investigation Mueller is working on, and it hinted about a possible third.


Bob Dole Rises From Wheelchair In Emotional Salute To George H.W. Bush

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 21:27

Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) was lifted out of his wheelchair Tuesday to give


The Latest: 'Texas 7' inmate executed for officer's killing

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 19:56

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a man convicted of killing a Texas police officer in 2000 (all times local):


Boy hits target, convinces town to scrap snowball fight ban

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 19:03

SEVERANCE, Colo. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy has convinced the leaders of a small northern Colorado town to overturn a nearly century-old ban on snowball fights, and he already knows who his first target will be — his little brother.


Medtronic to pay $51 million to resolve U.S. medical device probes

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 18:55

Medtronic Plc said on Tuesday it would pay $50.9 million to resolve U.S. Justice Department probes into how companies it later acquired marketed medical devices, including one meant to treat a vascular defect in the brain. As part of the accord, ev3 Inc, which Medtronic now owns, will pay $17.9 million and plead guilty to a charge related to its marketing of a neurovascular medical device for unproven and potentially dangerous uses, federal prosecutors in Boston said. The misdemeanor charge relates to the Onyx Liquid Embolic System, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2005 approved for the limited use of blocking blood flow to arteriovenous malformations in the brain.


Size-Inclusive Lingerie Brands To Support If You're Over Victoria's Secret

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 18:02

For more than 20 years the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show has filled


5 Holiday Party Ideas That Have Nothing To Do With Ugly Sweaters

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:49

The holidays are here, and so are the fun parties.


Wall Street dives on angst over growth, US-China truce

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:27

Wall Street stocks plunged Tuesday on worries about US economic growth and revived doubts about trade wars as the Trump administration sent mixed signals on their detente with China. A day after global stocks rallied on a weekend US-China announcement suspending new tariffs, international markets mostly pulled back as investor focus shifted to the lack of concrete progress in reaching a long-term agreement to the dispute. "Can the US and China really resolve their differences in 90 days?" asked Rodrigo Catril, senior strategist at National Australia Bank.


Michelle Obama Was Just As Boy Crazy As The Rest Of Us In High School

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:25

Before she was the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama was just


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Demands 'Living Wage' For Hill Workers

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:05

New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pushing hard on her demands that Congress pay its staffers and interns a living wage.


VW says final generation of combustion engines will launch in 2026

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:00

After their production span, Volkswagen will be all-electric


GOP Rep. Chris Stewart On Khashoggi Killing: 'Journalists Disappear All Over The Country'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:54

After a classified briefing between lawmakers and the CIA on the killing of


Markets Right Now: US stocks dive as trade jitters return

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:46

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):


Dollar weak as U.S. Treasury yield curve inversion sparks recession fears

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:05

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar edged lower on Tuesday as U.S. Treasury yields fell, feeding fears that the Federal Reserve could pause in its rate-hike cycle, while an inversion in part of the yield curve was taken as a red flag for a potential recession. Lingering uncertainty regarding China and the United States' ability to resolve their trade war provided some support to the greenback. Still, investors were nervous about an inversion of the curve between three-year and five-year U.S. Treasury notes and between two-year and five-year notes. ...


What Washington Post Employees Actually Think About Amazon

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:03

A little over five years ago, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought The


Union: Chicago teachers stage 1st US charter school strike

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:50

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers employed by a Chicago charter school network took to the picket lines Tuesday in what their union described as the first strike at any of the privately run, taxpayer-funded schools in the U.S.


Down but not out yet, GOP seeks to hamstring incoming Dem governors

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:47

Following Democratic successes in the midterm elections, Republican legislatures in Michigan and Wisconsin are looking to limit the power of incoming officials via lame-duck session power grabs.


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