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Here Are Some Of The Stories You Missed Over The Thanksgiving Weekend

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 18:17

There was plenty of news over the Thanksgiving weekend you may have missed

Russia seizes Ukrainian ships near annexed Crimea after firing on them

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 18:08

Russia's FSB security service said early on Monday its border patrol boats had seized the Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea and used weapons to force them to stop, Russian news agencies reported. The FSB said it had been forced to act because the ships -- two small Ukrainian armored artillery vessels and a tug boat. "Weapons were used with the aim of forcibly stopping the Ukrainian warships," the FSB said in a statement circulated to Russian state media.

Leading medical supply maker reportedly linked to many breaches

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 17:50

A world leader in medical technology, the American firm Medtronic, may be linked to as many as 9,300 deaths and 292,000 injuries in the US alone, according to an analysis published Sunday by an international journalists' group. Reports submitted to US regulators last year indicate that one in five medical implants using Medtronic products proved problematic, twice the rate of any competing firm, according to a wide-reaching analysis by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The ICIJ inquiry, titled "Implant Files" and drawing on contributions from reporters in 36 countries, found that authorities in Japan, Norway and Australia had also identified Medtronic products as the source of the largest numbers of complaints over the past five years.

The Touching Reason Queen Elizabeth Keeps Christmas Decorations Up Until February

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 17:39

Millions of people around the world celebrate Christmas on December 25. Many of them put up a Christmas tree as part of their celebration. Somewhere around the first or second week of January is traditionally when most people take them down as New Year’s Day and the 12th day of Christmas (January 6) are seen as marking the unofficial end of the holiday season.

Theresa May Gambles on Personal Campaign to Win Brexit Deal Vote

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 17:30

The U.K. prime minister will appeal to members of Parliament to vote for the contract she finalized over the weekend with the European Union and avoid the turmoil of splitting from the bloc without a plan. May has staked her authority on a campaign to persuade the House of Commons -- against the odds -- to endorse her Brexit deal in a vote expected to be held in December.

Large Asteroid Packing 50 Megatons Of Force Might Come Crashing Down On Earth In 2023 — And That’s Not All

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 16:42

A large asteroid could be headed toward us in the near future — barreling through space on a risk trajectory that might cause it to collide with Earth. The news comes from the Express, which cites NASA sources revealing that the space rock could end up engaged in not one, but a staggering 62 different potential impact trajectories with our planet — each of them waiting to sling the asteroid toward Earth over the next 100 years. Known as asteroid 2018 LF16, the space rock was last observed by our astronomers on June 16 — notes NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) — who calculated its orbit and its potential to become a threat to our planet.

NASA Looking Toward Manned Mission To Mars 'Sometime In The 2030s'

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 15:51

> .@NASA’s Steve Clarke says we might see manned missions to Mars by late

This rare 1990 Mazda 323F hasn't been seen for over 10 years

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 15:33

Discovered in the old garage of a freshly-purchased house, this rare Mazda 323F hasn't seen the light of day for over a decade. Remarkably original and surprisingly healthy, the Japanese sports saloon is now up for sale

Camp Fire Finally 100 Percent Contained After 153K Acres Burned

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 14:37

California’s Camp Fire in Butte County, the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, is now 100 perfect contained, KRCR News reported. Firefighters had been working to contain the fire for 18 days. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also known as Cal Fire, reported that the Camp Fire burned 153,336 acres and took 85 lives.

Alan Dershowitz Predicts Mueller Report Will Be 'Politically Very Devastating' For Trump

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 14:01

Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor and frequent defender of President

California's deadliest wildfire finally tamed

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 13:17

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. "#CampFire ... is now 100% contained," Cal Fire, the state fire authority, said in its latest bulletin on Twitter. Only 54 of the fatalities have been identified, according to the local sheriff's office in Butte County, around three hours drive north of San Francisco.

Republican Senators Urge Tougher Stance On Saudi Arabia: Trump's Statement 'So Weak'

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 13:05

Republican senators on Sunday condemned President Donald Trump's decision to

Air raids target rebel supply lines as deadly clashes hit Yemen's Hodeida

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 12:41

A Saudi-led military coalition resumed air strikes against rebel supply lines around Hodeida on Sunday, two days after a UN envoy visited the lifeline Yemeni port city, pro-government military officials said. Five pro-government fighters were killed in the clashes with the Iran-aligned rebels and by landmines, the officials told AFP. The air strikes targeted convoys of rebel reinforcements at the northern entrance to Hodeida and south of the city, they said.

Alabama mall shooting: Family of black man killed by police officer on Thanksgiving hires civil rights lawyer

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 12:38

The family of a 21-year-old black man who was shot by a police officer at shopping centre in Alabama on Thanksgiving has hired a national civil rights lawyer to represent them. Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr was fatally shot on Thursday night by a police officer who was responding to reports of gunfire at Hoover’s Riverchase Galleria near the city of Birmingham. Authorities said a Hoover police officer who was working as security at the shopping mall confronted an armed man running away from the scene and fatally shot him.

Russian warplanes strike rebels after alleged gas attack

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 12:14

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals for a suspected poison gas attack in the northern city of Aleppo that Damascus and Moscow blamed on rebels.

Kavanaugh And Gorsuch Confirmations Force Progressives To Rethink The Supreme Court

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 11:07

The recent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and

Cokie Roberts: Nancy Pelosi will be next speaker because she's a 'master politician'

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 10:58

The "This Week" Powerhouse Roundtable debates the week in politics.

John Kasich Says He's 'Very Seriously' Considering Challenging Trump In 2020

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 10:58

Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Sunday acknowledged he's "very seriously"

EU's only Plan B is preparing no-deal Brexit: official

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 09:36

The European Union has no plan to address a possible rejection of Sunday's Brexit deal in the British parliament other than its current planning for Britain leaving without a deal, a senior EU official said. Asked after the treaty was endorsed at a summit about what the EU was doing to prepare for possible new negotiations, the official said: "The only Plan B that is going on is preparedness planning. This work continues." The official added that those no-deal preparations were not discussed by leaders on Sunday and nor was there any discussion among the leaders or with British Prime Minister Theresa May of "what if" questions relating to the British parliamentary vote, expected to take place days before an EU summit on Dec. 13-14.

6 rebels, 1 soldier killed in Kashmir, sparking protests

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 09:09

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Six rebels and an army soldier were killed in a gunbattle in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday, officials said, sparking violent protests by residents seeking an end to Indian rule over the disputed region and leaving a teenage boy dead and 20 people injured.