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The Latest: Family: Slain woman had been harassed

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 22:32

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Utah woman in front of her children (all times local):


China supports Saudi Arabia in economic and social change: Xi

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 22:25

Stability in Saudi Arabia is the cornerstone of prosperity and progress in the Gulf, and China firmly supports Riyadh in its drive for economic diversification and social reform, President Xi Jinping told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Meeting in Buenos Aires, host of the G20 summit of industrialized nations on Friday, Xi said China has always attached great importance to its relations with Saudi Arabia, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. "China firmly supports Saudi Arabia in its drive for economic diversification and social reform, and will continue to stick together with Saudi Arabia on issues involving their core interests," Xinhua cited Xi as saying.


U.S. House race in limbo after North Carolina voter fraud claims

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 21:27

North Carolina’s board of elections declined to certify Republican Mark Harris' apparent victory in a U.S. House of Representatives race.


Fix Facebook, whether it wants to or not: whistleblower

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 21:06

Eight months after revealing the links between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica (CA), whistleblower Christopher Wylie is pushing for the internet giant to be regulated -- whether it wants to or not. "Facebook knew about what happened with Cambridge Analytica, well before the Trump election, well before Brexit, it did nothing about it," Wylie told AFP. Last March, Wylie revealed that data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica took millions of Facebook users' data to build psychological profiles of users.


Alaska earthquakes: Twin tremors cause extensive damage as they strike near Anchorage

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:51

A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake followed by a 5.7 magnitude tremor have caused extensive damage around parts of Alaska after striking near Anchorage. The warning covered coastal areas of the Cook Inlet and southern Kenai Peninsula after the initial tremor hit about 7.5 miles north of the city, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. Part of an off-ramp near Anchorage international airport collapsed, leaving a car stuck between deep chasms in the concrete.


Top lieutenant to 'El Chapo' sentenced to life in prison

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:46

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A top lieutenant to drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced in a Virginia courtroom Friday to life in prison.


The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week (Nov. 24-30)

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:25

The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ―


House Democrats' 1st bill aims for sweeping reforms

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:16

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday unveiled more details of their first bill for the new Congress, a good-government package that would limit big money in politics, make it easier for citizens to vote and require presidents to disclose their tax returns.


Michael B. Jordan Meets Fan Who Tweeted A Photoshopped Picture Of Them Together

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 14:33

Michael B. Jordan has thanked Twitter for meeting a fan of his for the "second


Vladimir Putin And Saudi Crown Prince Pal Around At G20 Summit

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:13

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman


18 Gaza protesters wounded by Israel gunfire: ministry

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:04

At least 18 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire Friday in small protests along the Gaza border, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. The 18 were hit with live ammunition as a few thousand gathered in different spots along the heavily-guarded border line, the ministry said. Palestinians in Gaza have since March 30, especially on Fridays, held often violent protests backed by the strip's Islamist rulers Hamas.


This unusual 1984 Porsche 911 Turbo is pure '80s cool

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:00

Finished in the rare shade of Rubinrot Metallic, this Porsche 911 Turbo caught our eye in the classifieds. Its 3.3-litre turbocharged engine is good for 300bhp


1995 Audi RS2 Avant: Porsche's gift to Ingolstadt

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:40

Genesis to the now iconic RS line of Audis, the RS2 Avant co-developed with Porsche is now a cult classic. This example on sale looks particularly tidy


Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman exchange friendly handshake at G-20

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:25

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greet each other with very friendly handshake as the leaders gather at the G-20 Summit in Argentina


Dutch church holds 24/7 service to shield asylum-seekers

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:00

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — For more than a month, a rotating roster of preachers has been leading a non-stop, round-the-clock service at a small Protestant chapel in The Hague in an attempt to shield a family of Armenian asylum-seekers from deportation.


Postal service responds to 7-year-old boy who sent 'letter to dad in heaven'

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:16

While most children are gearing up to send their Christmas wishlists off to


Ukraine bars entry to Russian men of combat age, EU sees renewal of sanctions on Russia

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 09:57

Ukraine announced it was barring entry to Russian men between 16-60 years and a senior state security official said Kiev was considering whether to respond in kind with "mirror actions" to the Black Sea incident. Earlier, in a move applauded in Kiev, U.S. President Donald Trump called off a meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Argentina to signal Washington's disapproval of Russian behavior in the naval clash with Ukraine. The Russian rouble, which is sensitive to events that might lead to new sanctions being imposed on Russia, fell on news of the canceled meeting.


Merkel protege suggests blockade of Russian ships over Ukraine crisis

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 09:41

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is leading the race to succeed Merkel as leader of her ruling conservatives, also said Germany must be ready to take more responsibility in foreign policy and to spend more on defense. Russia seized the Ukrainian vessels and their crews on Sunday near Crimea, the Ukrainian region which Moscow annexed in 2014, over what it said was their illegal entry into Russian waters, which Ukraine denies. "If it's confirmed that the aggression came from Russia ... then I think there must be a clear answer," Kramp-Karrenbauer told Reuters in a television interview.


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