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Is Curbside Grocery Pickup Worth It?

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 10:00

In a comparison of Instacart Pickup and Walmart curbside grocery services, Consumer Reports found that Walmart provided better value, but Instacart offered more convenience and broader choice.  S...

There Were Zero Better Things This Week Than Ezra Miller's Dementor Chic Red Carpet Look

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 08:00

Welcome to Good Stuff, HuffPost's weekly recommendation series devoted to the

Heavy rains, flooding kill 12 people in Jordan: government

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 07:16

Twelve people died in heavy rains and flooding in parts of Jordan on Friday and authorities evacuated foreign tourists from the ancient city of Petra and other popular destinations, officials said on Saturday. The country has recently been hit by flash floods and heavy downpours. In the worst incident, 21 people - mostly school children on an outing to the Dead Sea - were killed as torrential rains poured through valleys and deep ravines.

Donald Trump Draws Ire With ‘Celebrate' End Of WWI Tweet

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 06:28

Twitter users chided President Donald Trump over his choice of words in a

'Textbook voter suppression': Georgia's bitter election a battle years in the making

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 06:00

Kemp has declared victory and handed in his resignation as secretary of state – the very office that oversees this contentious election. Abrams’ campaign team is still counting the votes. According to a statement posted on the Georgia secretary of state’s website while Kemp was still in that role, counties have until 9 November to verify provisional ballots and until 13 November to certify the results.

Indonesia calls off the search for Lion Air crash victims

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 04:51

"Since yesterday afternoon until today we have not found any more victims and therefore I declare the search and rescue operation is over," Muhammad Syaugi, head of the search and rescue agency, told reporters Saturday. Lion Air has begun paying $102,058 compensation money for each passenger to the grieving families. Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee has retrieved one of the black boxes -- the flight data recorder -- and is still hunting for the cockpit voice recorder, which recorded the last conversation between the pilot and co-pilot before the crash.

Facebook refuses Singapore request to remove post after critical website blocked

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 04:03

Facebook has rejected a Singapore government request to remove a post of an online article that the government said was "false and malicious", prompting its Law Ministry to say the case illustrated the need to introduce legislation to stop fake news. Singapore's central bank said on Friday it had filed a police report against an online article by an Australia-based independent blogger about Singapore banks and Malaysia's scandal-linked 1MDB state fund. Web access in Singapore to the website of the States Times Review (STR) has been blocked by internet service providers as directed by Singapore's telecom and media regulator IMDA, which said it had determined the website carried prohibited content.

Matthew Whitaker Led Foundation That May Have Violated Tax-Exempt Status

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 00:17

Matthew G. Whitaker, the nation's new acting attorney general, repeatedly

Florida and Georgia could see recounts in 3 key elections

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 00:05

Three high-profile races in the South still don't have clear victors, days after Tuesday's midterm elections. Governor's races in Georgia and Florida and a U.S. Senate race in Florida are all near or below the thresholds to trigger recounts.

US halting refuelling of Saudi-led coalition aircraft in Yemen's war

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 23:30

The United States is halting refuelling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen, the United States and Saudi Arabia said on Friday, ending one of the most divisive aspects of US assistance to the Saudi war effort. Saudi Arabia, in a statement released by its embassy in Washington, said it had decided to request an end to US aerial refuelling for its operations in Yemen because it could now handle it by itself. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis backed the decision and said the US government was consulted. The move comes at a time of international outrage over the murder of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and after Democratic and Republican lawmakers threatened to take action in Congress next week over the refuelling operations. Critics of the Saudi campaign - including Democrats who won control of the House of Representatives in elections on Tuesday - have long questioned US involvement in the war, which has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced more than 2 million and led to widespread famine in Yemen since it began in 2015. "I've been calling for this for over three years," said Representative Ted Lieu, a Democrat from California. "We shouldn't be supporting coalition war crimes and I look forward to continuing to scrutinise the US's role in Yemen when we’re in the majority next Congress." A man stands among the rubble of the Alsonidar Group's water pump and pipe factory after it was hit by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen Credit: AP Even as President Donald Trump's administration has condemned Mr Khashoggi's murder, the White House has sought to preserve its relationship with Saudi Arabia. A coordinated decision by Washington and Riyadh to halt the refuelling could be an attempt by both countries to forestall further action by Congress. Senators Todd Young, a Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, had warned the Trump administration was running out of time to act. "If the administration does not take immediate steps... we are prepared to take additional action when the Senate comes back into session," Young and Shaheen said. Beyond refuelling, the United States provides limited intelligence support to the Saudi-led coalition and sells it weaponry used in Yemen's war. A nurse weighs a malnourished girl at a treatment center in Sanaa, Yemen Credit: Reuters Mr Mattis said the United States would play a continuing role to help the Saudi-led coalition and Yemeni forces minimise civilian casualties and expand humanitarian efforts. He also suggested plans to build up Yemeni troops. "The US and the Coalition are planning to collaborate on building up legitimate Yemeni forces to defend the Yemeni people, secure their country’s borders, and contribute to counter Al Qaeda and ISIS efforts in Yemen and the region," Mr Mattis said in a statement. Earlier this year, Mr Mattis had defended US military support to Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen, when lawmakers weighed forcing the Pentagon to end Washington's involvement. Mr Mattis argued that halting US military support could increase civilian casualties, since US refueling had given pilots more time to select their targets. He told them cutting off support could jeopardise cooperation on counter-terrorism and reduce American influence with Saudi Arabia. Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida Credit: AFP Mr Mattis also argued it would embolden the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, who have fired missiles at Saudi Arabia and targeted commercial and military vessels off Yemen’s coast. Still, a halt to refueling could by itself have little practical effect on the war. US officials told Reuters only a fifth of Saudi-led coalition aircraft require in-air refuelling from the United States. In recent weeks, Mr Mattis has appeared to voice a growing sense of urgency toward ending the conflict. At the end of October, Mr Mattis joined U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in calling for a ceasefire. United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths is aiming to convene the country's warring parties for peace talks by the end of the year. Saudi Arabia, in its statement, said its coalition was hopeful that U.N.-sponsored negotiations would lead to a negotiated settlement and "an end to the aggression by the Iranian backed Houthi militias' against the Yemeni people and countries in the region."

Family of Parkland shooting victim slam Broward County chaos

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 22:52

Andrew and Hunter Pollack protest the vote-counting chaos and corruption engulfing Broward County.

Stunning NASA Photos Show California's Devastating Wildfires From Space

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 22:37

Satellite photos captured by NASA show how large California's wildfires have

The Latest: 3 races too close to call in Southern California

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 22:14

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on U.S. House races in California (all times local):

California shooting follows election of gun control advocate as governor

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 21:23

Ian David Long, 28, used a .45 caliber Glock handgun equipped with a high-capacity magazine to mow down patrons late on Wednesday in the bar and dance hall filled with college students, authorities said. The shooting raised questions about the efficacy of existing gun safety laws as Gavin Newsom, a two-term lieutenant governor closely aligned with gun control advocates, prepares to take the helm in the most populous U.S. state following his election victory on Tuesday. "He’s been such a champion on this issue so we expect to see more innovation from the legislators and approved by Gavin Newsom," said Laura Cutilletta, legal director of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Ex-Goldman Sachs CEO met key figure in 1MDB scandal

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 20:17

Former Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein met with a man at the center of the 1MDB corruption scandal involving former Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak, a person close to the matter confirmed to AFP. The US Justice Department charged three people in the case last week, two of them former Goldman bankers, and said a "high-ranking executive" of the bank was present at a November 2009 meeting with Low Taek Jho -- an alleged mastermind and intermediary to the Malaysian fund. A Goldman Sachs spokesman declined an AFP request for comment.

The Latest: Sinema pads narrow lead in tight Senate race

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 19:55

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the Senate election in Arizona (all times local):

What Experts Want You To Know About Being In An Active Shooter Situation

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 17:43

It's a dreadful reality of living in America right now that there are, and

Within hours, rights groups sue to overturn Trump order on asylum

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 17:15

President Trump’s latest executive action, which seeks to limit the ability of migrants to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, was met with widespread criticism Friday from legal experts, human rights advocates and some members of Congress, who described it as not just discriminatory and inhumane, but also illegal under both U.S. and international law.

Photos of the week: 11/2 - 11/9

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 17:00

Twelve people were killed in a shooting at a Southern California bar this week

Florida Election Official: Donald Trump And Rick Scott 'Are Trying To Disrupt Our Democracy'

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 16:39

The election supervisor in Palm Beach County, Florida, rebuked President