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U.S. Sanctions Myanmar General Accused of Carrying Out Ethnic Cleansing Campaign Against Rohingya

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 21:37

12 other "serious human rights abusers and corrupt actors" were also sanctioned

Police Are Still Searching for a Motive in the Melbourne Car Attack

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 21:15

It is the second time this year that Melbourne has been traumatized by a car attack

21 Popsicles You Have To See To Believe

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 21:15

Teen Gets 25 Years In Mental Health Facility For 'Slender Man' Stabbing

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 17:51

A Wisconsin teenager accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional horror character named “Slender Man” has been ordered to receive 25 years of mental health treatment.

Boeing, Embraer confirm merger talks ongoing; deal not guaranteed

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 17:37

US aerospace giant Boeing and Brazil's Embraer said Thursday they were in talks on a "potential combination" but cautioned there was no guarantee of a deal. The talks ignited shares of the Brazilian company, which makes commercial, military and executive jets, despite immediate signs of opposition to the transaction in Brazil. Any deal would need to be approved by the Brazilian government.

Trump Finally Gets His Wall ... At An Irish Golf Course

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 17:31

The Trump Organization won approval on Thursday to build a wall it has sought for more than a year ― not along the U.S.-Mexico border, but on a golf course in the west of Ireland.

Survivors of Mexico bus crash heading home, 2 victims ID'd

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 16:57

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured survivors of a tour bus crash that killed 11 foreigners in southeastern Mexico began leaving hospitals and heading home Thursday as two of the dead were identified as long-time educators from Washington state.

Energy and financials power Wall Street's rise

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 16:40

By April Joyner NEW YORK (Reuters) - The three main U.S. stock indexes rose on Thursday, boosted by bank and energy stocks as investors bet on more economically sensitive sectors. Energy <.SPNY> and financial <.SPSY> stocks led gains among the 11 major S&P sectors. "Today of late, (energy has) picked up significantly," said John Stoltzfus, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer Asset Management in New York.

If You Want A Better Relationship In 2018, Do This

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 16:19

It’s easy to get off track with your New Year’s resolutions when you’re the only one holding yourself accountable.

Houston woman accused of killing friend, taking baby as her own

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:34

A Houston woman who police said stabbed her friend to death, stole the mother's six-week-old baby girl and tried to pass the infant off as her own was arrested on Thursday, the same day authorities said they had found the missing child alive. Erika Miranda-Alvarez, 28, apparently took the baby to hide from her boyfriend and family that she had a miscarriage, police said. Due to deliver in January, she came home on Tuesday with the stolen infant, telling family that she delivered early.

Homelessness, up in 2017, doesn&apos;t take a break for Christmas

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:33

New York City is experiencing its greatest homelessness crisis since the Great Depression, mostly in shelters. Homelessness has also been on the rise in major west-coast cities like Los Angeles. Those dedicated to fighting homelessness hope the outpouring of compassion around Christmastime will stick around into 2018.

Trump and Saudi Arabia: Missing a Generational Opportunity

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:27

The United States once sided with a Middle Eastern monarch to reform a country. There is much to commend Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for, particularly his willingness to confront the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s entrenched interests that have long prevented its transition to an economically sustainable and more socially free country. From the Wahhabi-dominated religious establishment that has long hindered social reform in Saudi Arabia and helped lay the groundwork for Sunni extremism globally, to the wasteful economics of absolute oil dependency, Prince Mohammed’s willingness to confront these internal forces represents a unique departure from previous Saudi monarchs.

Tom Brokaw Says Fox News Is &apos;On A Jihad&apos; To Destroy FBI&apos;s Credibility

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:08

Veteran broadcaster Tom Brokaw accuses Fox News of waging “a jihad”  against the FBI to discredit the investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.

5-year-old boy shot for second time in two years in Chicago

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:07

A 5-year-old boy in Chicago has undergone emergency surgery after being shot for the second time in two years. Kavan Collins of Chicago, Illinois accidentally shot himself in the hand while playing with his younger brother in his family home, according to local news reports. A year and a half ago, the young boy was hit by a stray bullet while walking with his family in Chicago’s South Side.

Slain Australian&#39;s family demands integrity in US probe

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 14:48

SYDNEY (AP) — The family of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer in July demanded a more rigorous probe Thursday after a prosecutor cast doubts on the investigation.

Al Franken rips Trump in farewell speech to Senate

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 14:34

The Minnesota Democrat, who is stepping down next month following allegations of sexual misconduct, used his final speech on the Senate floor to attack the president and his policies.

Raul Castro to step down as Cuba&#39;s president in April 2018

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:57

Cuban President Raul Castro will step down in April 2018 straight after his successor is chosen by a top governing council, according to a vote Thursday in the island state's National Assembly. Cuba's president is designated by a 31-member body called the Council of State. The new National Assembly will be elected at a date yet to be set.

Sean Hannity Appears To Bash CNN, NBC While Sharing NBC Story

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:56

Fox News host Sean Hannity appeared to criticize CNN and NBC News on Twitter on Thursday, calling them “fake news” and “conspiracy TV,” but then included an article published by NBC News.

&apos;Kayak Killer&apos; Released From Prison Just 6 Weeks After Sentencing in Boyfriend&apos;s Death

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:54

Angelika Graswald has been freed, much to the anger of Vincent Viafore's family.