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Turkey wants to bring wounded from Syria's Ghouta for treatment

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 06:12

Turkey is working with Russia to evacuate around 500 people from the besieged Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. "There are around 500 people, including 170 children and women who need urgent humanitarian aid," Erdogan said ahead of his departure on an official visit to Sudan. Ankara aimed to bring people in need of assistance to Turkey to provide treatment and care.

Blood-smeared man smiles in mugshot after ‘stabbing mother to death’

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 06:03

A man has been pictured smiling and smeared with blood in a police mugshot after he was accused of stabbing his mother to death. Justin Jay Paul, 22, was charged with first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his mother, Jeannette Lee Paul, in the throat at their home in Westland, Michigan. Paul fled the scene and was shot in the leg by police as he was arrested.

US Marine Corps commandant tells soldiers: 'I hope I'm wrong but there's a war coming'

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 04:46

General Robert Neller told the Marine rotational force at the Norwegian Home Guard base near Trondheim: "I hope I'm wrong, but there's a war coming. "Just remember why you're here," Sergeant Major Ronald Green told the Marines, according to the military news site. The rotational force has been deployed in Norway since January, where they have supported Nato operations and trained in cold weather and mountainous conditions.

Mass shootings, hurricanes and President Trump top the biggest events of 2017

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 00:34

In the final NBC News/WSJ poll of 2017, respondents reveal mixed reactions to a rocky year.

Miss America CEO, other leaders resign after report of derogatory emails

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 20:40

The head of the organization that stages the Miss America beauty pageant and other leaders with the group resigned on Saturday after a report this week alleging that emails he had sent were derogatory toward past winners. Sam Haskell's resignation as executive chairman and chief executive of the Miss America Organization was accompanied by the departure of the organization's president, the chairman of the board and a board member. Haskell had been suspended on Friday, one day after a Huffington Post report about the internal emails.

Progressive Group Ousts Cenk Uygur Over Past Sexist Writing

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 18:20

The Justice Democrats ousted Cenk Uygur, one of its founding board members and a creator of progressive online network The Young Turks, following the Thursday revelation that Uygur had authored sexist blogposts in the early 2000s.

Las Vegas woman charged with gunning down 3 roommates

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 17:46

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas woman is facing multiple murder charges Saturday in the shooting deaths of her three roommates, who lived in what authorities described as a "problem house."

Deputies Fatally Shoot 6-Year-Old In His Home While Firing At Suspect

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 17:07

A Texas community is grappling with the death of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in his home Thursday as sheriff’s deputies shot at a woman they were chasing outside.

Family Wants Justice for 6-Year-Old Killed During Police Chase

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 16:11

He was shot while in his mobile home.

In new harassment case, edgy media firm Vice says it has fired three

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 15:59

Youth-oriented news company Vice Media acknowledged Saturday that it had allowed a "detrimental 'boy's club' culture" to flourish and had failed to protect women employees from harassment. A statement from Vice said three employees had been dismissed after "multiple instances of unacceptable behavior" emerged. The New York Times said Saturday that in an in-depth examination of the company's culture, it had uncovered four settlements against Vice employees for harassment or defamation.

Matt Damon's Father Dead At 74

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 14:59

Kent Damon, father of actor Matt Damon, has died at the age of 74

Sofia Richie and Scott Disick Kick Off Their Christmas Weekend Together

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 14:16

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie kicked off their Christmas weekend together

Mosul's morgue men endured worst of Islamic State butchery

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 14:00

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The young man ended up on the morgue's examining table in two parts.

Coptic diocese says hundreds attack church in Egypt

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 13:20

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators attacked an unlicensed church south of Cairo wounding three people, an Egyptian Coptic Christian diocese said on Saturday, in the latest assault on members of the country's Christian minority.

US agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 13:13

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America's involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia. Moscow responded angrily on Saturday.

McCandless, first astronaut to fly untethered, dies at age 80

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 12:58

Bruce McCandless, an astronaut who was the first to fly untethered from his spacecraft in a gripping scene watched around the world, has died at the age of 80, NASA announced on its website. The US space agency did not give the cause of death on Thursday for the longtime resident of the western state of Colorado. The son and grandson of decorated war heroes, he graduated near the top of his class at the US Naval Academy.

Macedonia ready to give up claims on Alexander the Great

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 12:34

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's left-wing prime minister said he is ready to renounce his country's claim to be the sole heirs of the legacy of Alexander the Great to help solve a 26-year-old dispute with neighboring Greece over the country's name.

Turns Out That Carrie Fisher Wrote Some Of Her Best Lines In 'The Last Jedi'

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 12:19

Help us make “Star Wars” funnier, Carrie Fisher, you’re our only hope.

The Last Known Dancing Bears Of Nepal Have Been Rescued

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 11:29

The last two known bears forced to dance for spectators in Nepal have been rescued.

London Zoo Staff Are Still Searching for 4 Meerkats After a Fire Broke Out

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 11:12

Zoo officials say a fire left one aardvark dead and four meerkats missing.