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US waived FBI checks on staff at growing teen migrant camp

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:31

TORNILLO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration has put the safety of thousands of teens at a migrant detention camp at risk by waiving FBI fingerprint checks for their caregivers and short-staffing mental health workers, according to an Associated Press investigation and a new federal watchdog report.

All The Winners and Losers of Black Friday This Year

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 00:00

With spending increasingly moving online, a new set of winners is emerging as the Black Friday holiday shopping weekend comes to a close. “We are seeing a fundamental shift in who’s considered winners and losers coming out of Black Friday this year,” Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Jennifer Bartashus said. Prognosticators went into Thanksgiving expecting this holiday shopping season to be one of the best since the recession, possibly rivaling the boom days of the mid 2000s.

Republican Hyde-Smith holds seat in Mississippi Senate race

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 22:42

JACKSON, Miss .— In the last major race of the midterm campaign, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith claimed victory in Mississippi’s closely watched Senate runoff election, defeating Democrat Mike Espy after a tense campaign rocked by unsettling reminders of the state’s dark legacy of racism. Hyde-Smith, a former state senator and state Agriculture secretary, was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant last spring to fill the seat vacated by ailing Sen. Thad Cochran.

What The Obamacare Fight Says About Nancy Pelosi

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 22:23

Nancy Pelosi's bid to become speaker of the House in January, when Democrats

Mom: Slain son would be alive had he been white

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 22:06

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The mother of a young black man killed by a police officer in an Alabama shopping mall said Tuesday she believes her son would still be alive had he been white.

Bernie Sanders Is Forcing A Vote On Support For Saudi Arabia. Here's His Path To Victory.

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 21:00

WASHINGTON ― After months of global controversy over Saudi Arabia for its role

Navy: Active Shooter Alarm at Walter Reed Caused by 'Improper Use of a Mass Notification System'

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 20:21

Initially, the Navy's Twitter account said that the alert was an "ad hoc drill"

Knickers The Giant Steer Has The Internet Saying, 'Holy Cow!'

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 19:09

A Holstein-Friesian steer in western Australia stands head and shoulders above its competition.

European politicians call for new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 19:00

A Russian minister said further sanctions would solve nothing and that the incident should not be used to derail the Minsk accord, which aims to end fighting in eastern Ukraine between Kiev's forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels. Russian assets have come under pressure on financial markets amid concerns that possible new sanctions could hurt the economy, though the rouble on Tuesday clawed back some earlier losses as investors bet any sanctions would not be swift. Russia opened fire on the Ukrainian boats and then seized them and their crews on Sunday near Crimea - which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

Lion Air flight recorder finds pilots fought to save the plane

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 18:51

A flight recorder recovered from an Indonesian jet that crashed last month reveals the pilots battled to save the plane. A new feature that's supposed to increase safety may have played a role. CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports.

Mike Pompeo offered 'military assistance' to Ukraine in Crimea stand-off with Russia, says Poroshenko

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 18:15

Ukraine has been offered “military assistance” by the US amid rising tension with Russia, the country's president Petro Poroshenko has claimed. America's secretary of state Mike Pompeo, had assured him in a phone call that his country, had the "full support, full assistance, including military assistance, full coordination, what we [need] to do to protect Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity”, Mr Poroshenko said.

Fatal Police Shooting Of 21-Year-Old Emantic Bradford In Alabama Sparks Protest

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 17:47

Protesters shut down parts of an Alabama highway on Monday in response to the

Google, Walmart and MLB demand Cindy Hyde-Smith refund campaign donations after racial remarks

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 16:40

Google has joined a number of major organisations demanding refunds for campaign donations sent to Cindy Hyde-Smith whose controversial racial remarks have drawn backlash just before a crucial run-off election for a Senate seat in Mississippi. As voters flocked to the polls to cast their ballots in the final senatorial election of the 2018 midterms, Google confirmed it had requested a $5,000 refund for a donation the tech giant had previously sent to the senator’s re-election campaign.

Murdered woman's family sues husband for wrongful death

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 16:03

DENVER (AP) — The parents of a Colorado woman murdered by her husband are seeking financial damages in a lawsuit filed on the same day he was sentenced to life in prison.

Top 5 Holiday Scams To Watch Out For This Year

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 15:28

The holiday season can be both exciting and stressful. Between parties, gift

Yahoo News Explains: How Trump has hindered climate change policies

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 15:22

The White House just released a harrowing report on the potentially deadly consequences of climate change. Why does President Trump contradict the report? In the past, Trump has frequently called climate change a hoax and in 2017, he pulled the U.S. out of an environmental action accord signed by 195 nations to help stop climate change.

Facebook was warned of alleged Russian meddling back in 2014

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 15:21

Facebook acknowledged on Tuesday that its engineers had flagged suspicious Russian activity as early as 2014 -- long before it became public -- but did not confirm evidence of a coordinated campaign. The revelation came as the British Parliament held hearings featuring lawmakers from nine countries into how the social media behemoth was being used to manipulate major election results. Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg refused to attend the meeting and organisers pulled up an empty chair in front of a spot with his nameplate at the shoehorn-shaped table in the House of Commons committee room in London.

Cyber Monday was Amazon's biggest shopping day in history -- Here were the top selling items

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 15:01

Black Friday has been a coveted, day-long bargain extravaganza that has always

The Chevy Volt Is A Dream Car And Now GM Is Killing It

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 14:53

General Motors just killed the best car you've never owned.