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Watchdog mulls sending team to Syria after gas attack

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:19

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog is considering sending inspectors to investigate an alleged poison gas attack by rebels in Syria that wounded dozens, its director-general said Monday.


Alabama police suggest man they killed in mall shouldn't have held his gun

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 09:57

Police initially called an officer 'heroic' for bringing down a 21-year-old man during mall shooting chaos.


Best Cyber Monday travel deals: Expedia and Hotwire coupons, flight sales, Amtrak savings, and more

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 09:36

The only thing we love more than traveling to a cool new location is finding a great flight deal that'll get us there for less. (Hotel deals and coupon codes to save on car rentals and fun excursions are also pretty great.) SEE ALSO: Best Cyber Monday deals on iPad, Instant Pot, Bose headphones This Cyber Monday, we're shopping for cheap flights to Cairo, saving on train tickets at Amtrak, and booking hotels for less thanks to some awesome deals. We'll keep updating this post as we find more ways to save, so check back and get the latest info right here. In the meantime, here are the best Cyber Monday travel deals we're loving right now: Amtrak is having a "Track Friday" sale Through Cyber Monday, shop discounted train tickets at Amtrak.com and save 30% on most routes nationwide. Sample one-way destination sales: Washington, DC to Philadelphia, PA for $29  New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA for $29 New York, NY to Boston, MA for $39 New York, NY to Washington, DC for $39 Chicago, IL to Washington, DC for $71 Chicago, IL to New York, NY for $76 Chicago, IL to Denver, CO for $79 Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR for $85 Los Angeles, CA to Seattle, WA for $85 Los Angeles, CA to Chicago, IL for $125 Richmond, VA to Washington, DC for $19 Eugene, OR to Portland, OR for $21 Shop all Amtrak deals at amtrak.com Expedia Cyber Monday coupons Starting at 9 a.m. PT (12 p.m. ET) on Cyber Monday, Expedia will be featuring 90% off app coupons on select hotels and $100 off coupons on select flights. They'll feature new coupons every hour during Cyber Monday through 3 p.m. PT (6 p.m. ET).   Get an extra $20 off on things to do with coupon 20BLACKCYBER: Must book an activity for $150 or more. Limited quantity, while supplies last. Shop all flight deals for Cyber Monday Shop all hotel deals for Cyber Monday Keep checking back — we'll highlight all the best Expedia Cyber Monday deals and coupons here. Hotwire Cyber Monday coupon Get 11% off every Hot Rate hotel with coupon code CYBERSALE: no minimum booking and travel any time. Use coupon at checkout by 11:59 p.m. PT on Cyber Monday. Shop all deals on hotels, cars, flights, and more at hotwire.com Alaska Airlines Shop reduced fares across 475 city pairs on sale from $39 one way, including Mexico from $99 one way and Hawaii from $149 one way. More deal highlights include: San Jose to Burbank from $39 one way Los Angeles to Las Vegas from $39 one way Portland to Seattle from $54 one way Chicago to Los Angeles from $99 one way San Diego to Puerto Vallarta from $99 one way Oakland to Kona from $149 one way All flights can be booked via alaskaair.com United Chase cardholders can get up to 50% off and non-cardholders can get up to 40% off. Book for travel between January 13, 2019 and March 28, 2019. Shop all flight deals at united.com Emirates Shop round-trip airfares starting at $449. Deal highlights include: Newark to Athens from $529 round trip New York to Milan from $479 round trip New York to Johannesburg from $959 round trip Boston to Cairo from $909 round trip Chicago to Delhi from $889 round trip Los Angeles to Cairo from $909 round trip All flights can be booked via emirates.com Air New Zealand Economy highlights include: Los Angeles to London from $455 Los Angeles to Rarotonga, Cook Islands from $545 Los Angeles or San Francisco to Sydney from $725 Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand $775 for travel Nov-Dec, Jan-June & July-Sept San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand from $795 for travel Nov-Dec, Feb-June & July-Sept Houston to Auckland, New Zealand from $995 for travel Nov-Dec, Feb-June & July-Sept Chicago to Auckland, New Zealand from $1,095 for travel Nov-Dec, Feb-June & July-Sept Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia $725 for travel Jan-March, July-Sep San Francisco to Sydney, Australia from $725 for travel Jan-March, July-Sep Houston to Sydney, Australia from $975 for travel Jan-Jun, July-Sep Chicago to Sydney, Australia from $1,075 for travel Jan-Jun, July-Sep Los Angeles to London, England from $455 for travel Jan-Apr, Sep-Oct Los Angeles to Rarotonga, Cook Islands from $545 for travel Feb-Oct Premium Economy deal highlights: Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand $1,975 for travel Nov-Dec, Jan-June & July-Sept San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand from $1,975 for travel Nov-Dec, Jan-June & July-Sept Houston to Auckland, New Zealand from $2,075 for travel Nov-Dec, Jan-June & July-Sept Chicago to Auckland, New Zealand from $2,275 for travel Nov-Dec, Jan-June & July-Sept Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia $2,075 for travel Jan-Jun, July-Sep San Francisco to Sydney, Australia from $2,075 for travel Jan-Jun, July-Sep Houston to Sydney, Australia from $2,275 for travel Jan-Jun, July-Sep Chicago to Sydney, Australia from $2,475 for travel Jan-Jun, July-Sep Los Angeles to London, England from $1,275 for travel Jan-May & Sep-Oct Los Angeles to Rarotonga, Cook Islands from $1,195 for travel Apr-Oct Shop all flight deals at airnewzealand.com . More ways to save: Find deals on flights, hotels, cars, and packages at Travelocity Save on thousands of flights at Priceline More deals: Cyber Monday 2018 Best Cyber Monday deals on iPad, Instant Pot, Bose headphones  Best travel deals: Save on flights and hotels with these coupon codes Best TV deals: Samsung, LG, Sony, Toshiba Best laptop and tablet deals: iPads, MacBooks, Dell laptops, Amazon Fire tablets Best Instant Pot deals: Shop models that rarely go on sale Amazon deals: Xbox One X, Echo Show, Dyson, and more Walmart deals: Instant Pot, GoPro, Beats, Apple iPad, and 4K smart TVs


PHOTOS: Migrants try to breach border at Tijuana — U.S. agents fire tear gas

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 09:11

Mexico pledged to shore up security near its border with the U.S. and local authorities said that 39 migrants were arrested after a peaceful march devolved into chaos when U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to stop some migrants who tried to breach the border. Mexico’s Interior Ministry said Sunday it would immediately deport those who tried to “violently” enter the U.S. from Tijuana.


The 2019 Fiat 500X Packs New Engine and Standard All-Wheel Drive beneath the Same Old Body

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 09:00

For its mid-cycle update, less attention was paid to restyling the 500X than re-engineering it.


Magnitude 6.3 earthquake leaves more than 700 injured in western Iran

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 07:43

More than 700 people were injured in a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has reported.


Factbox: Auto industry megamergers and alliances

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 06:57

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - FiatChrysler's late Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne argued for deeper auto industry consolidation in an April 2015 presentation which said 50 percent of carmakers' research and development investments were being wasted on duplicate efforts.


The sea of Azov, a Ukraine-Russia flashpoint

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 06:44

The Sea of Azov, scene of a new escalation in tensions between Ukraine and Russia, is joined to the Black Sea by a narrow strait that is a vital shipping lane for both the rival nations. Wedged between Russia, Ukraine and Crimea, the Sea of Azov is a northern extension of the Black Sea to which it is linked via the Strait of Kerch, which is just 15 kilometres (nine miles) wide.


Turkish police inspecting villa in Khashoggi investigation - media

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 06:44

The authorities are carrying out checks in relation to the investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a house in the northwestern province of Yalova in Turkey. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


No, Trump's Migrant Child Separation Policy Isn't The 'Exact Same' As Obama's

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 06:26

President Donald Trump falsely claimed that his policy of separating migrant


Number of injured in 6.3 magnitude Iran quake rises to 716

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 02:46

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities said Monday that the number of injured in the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran the previous night has risen to 716. No fatalities were reported from the temblor.


Russian seizure of Ukrainian naval ships off Crimea sparks alarm

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 01:06

Russia has seized three Ukrainian naval ships in waters near Moscow-annexed Crimea, raising fears of military escalation and prompting an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday. In an unprecedented incident, Russia used weapons against the Ukranian ships which it claims illegally entered its waters before boarding and searching them, the country's FSB security service confirmed. The crisis unfolded on Sunday as two Ukrainian small warships and a tugboat were heading through the Kerch Strait, a narrow waterway that gives access to the Sea of Azov that is used by Ukraine and Russia.


'Heartbreaking' stranding on remote New Zealand beach leaves 145 whales dead

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 01:00

Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on a remote part of a small New Zealand island, authorities said on Monday. The stranding was discovered by a hiker late on Saturday on Stewart Island, 19 miles off the southern coast of the South Island. Half of the whales were already dead and due to the condition of the remaining whales and the remote, difficult to access location, the decision was made to euthanise the remainder. "Sadly, the likelihood of being able to successfully re-float the remaining whales was extremely low," said Ren Leppens, the Department of Conservation’s operations manager on Stewart Island. "The remote location, lack of nearby personnel and the whales’ deteriorating condition meant the most humane thing to do was to euthanise. "However, it’s always a heart-breaking decision to make." It was one of four strandings discovered on New Zealand shores over the weekend. Whale strandings are relatively common on New Zealand shores, with the conservation department responding to an average 85 incidents a year, mostly of single animals. Around 145 pilot whales died in a mass stranding on a beach on Stewart Island Credit: Reuters On Sunday, 10 pygmy killer whales stranded at 90 Mile Beach at the top of the North Island. Two have since died and attempts will be made Tuesday to re-float the survivors. A sperm whale which beached on nearby Doubtless Bay died overnight on Saturday, while the body of a dead female pygmy sperm whale was found at Ohiwa on the west coast of the North Island. Exactly why whales and dolphins strand is not fully known but factors can include sickness, navigational error, geographical features, a rapidly falling tide, being chased by a predator, or extreme weather.


Twitter Users Pummel Lindsey Graham For Supporting U.S.-Mexico Border Closure

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 00:49

While many recoiled in horror at the actions of U.S. border agents on Sunday,


Activists, Politicians React With Horror At Border Scenes Of Tear-Gassed Children

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 23:50

Activists, Democratic politicians and others watching the news Sunday reacted


California's deadliest wildfire finally tamed

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 23:33

The deadliest and most destructive fire in California's history was finally brought totally under control by firefighters, more than two weeks after it erupted, authorities said on Sunday. The so-called Camp Fire, which broke out on November 8, is so far known to have killed 85 people. The Butte County Sheriff's department said that they had mistakenly added two people to an earlier death toll of 87.


Entry Port Along The US-Mexico Border Reopens After Migrants Tried To Breach The Fence, Border Patrol Says

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 23:16

U.S. border officials decided to reopen the U.S.-Mexico border near Tijuana after migrants tried to cross the border. According to a report by ABC News, the entry port at San Ysidro — situated north of Tijuana and south of San Diego — had earlier been closed since about 11:30 a.m. Sunday but the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) reopened the border at about 6 p.m. local time. In a statement, U.S. border patrol said that thousands of migrants from Central America are waiting in Tijuana and surrounding areas to enter the United States and seek asylum.


Camp Fire, California's Deadliest In History, Now 100 Percent Contained

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 19:55

The devastating Camp fire ― a massive blaze that engulfed more than 153,000


Cyber Monday Savings For Women’s Plus-Size Clothing

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 19:16

If you are looking to buy a pretty piece of clothing as a present for a plus-size fashionista this holiday season or are looking for something cute for yourself, there are several online specialty shops with huge Cyber Monday discounts that are just waiting to be taken advantage of. Here is a list of several major plus-size retailers and the deals they are offering savvy Cyber Monday shoppers. Ashley Stewart: Fifty percent off of all online orders and free shipping is available as part of the company’s Cyber Monday sale.


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