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Alabama senate race: Charles Barkley tells Alabama to vote for Doug Jones and 'stop looking like idiots to the nation'

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:22

Basketball legend Charles Barkley has made an impassioned plea to people in Alabama to cast their vote for Democrat Doug Jones and “stop looking like idiots to the nation”. Barkley, 54, who was born in Alabama and who at this peak was one of the National Basketball League’s most influential players, said he believed it was incredible Mr Jones’s rival, Roy Moore, was still in the race. Mr Jones, who made his reputation prosecuting two former members of the Ku Klux Klan of the deadly bombing of a black church in 1963, told supporters they were on “the right side of history”.


Man charged over jihadist murders of French police couple

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:17

French police charged a man on Monday in connection with the jihadist murder of a police couple after his DNA was matched to traces found in their home near Paris, legal sources said. Mohamed Lamine Aberouz, 24, has been linked to Larossi Abballa, the Islamic State extremist who claimed the June 2016 attack in a live video from the murder scene before being killed by police in a shootout, the sources added. Aberouz, who was not on a terrorism watchlist but was known to be radicalised, was arrested in the western Paris suburb of Les Mureaux.


On Mideast trip, Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:09

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara on Monday for the last leg of a day-long diplomatic dash, during which he ordered the partial withdrawal of Russia's troops from the war-torn country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Putin at his presidential complex in Ankara for a closed-door meeting. This is the eighth face-to-face meeting between Putin and Erdogan this year, a sign of the intensity of a relationship that had hit rock bottom in November 2015 when Turkey shot down a Russian war plane over Syria.


U.S. judge warns of mistrial in Nevada rancher Bundy's trial

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 18:12

A U.S. federal judge in the criminal conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on Monday warned that prosecutors' failure to produce documents that could support defense arguments may lead to a mistrial. The four men, including two of Bundy's sons Ammon and Ryan, are accused of conspiring to use the threat of force in a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents near Bundy's ranch. The revolt was sparked by the court-ordered roundup of Bundy's cattle by government agents over his refusal to pay fees required to graze the herd on federal land.


Trump wants Congress to fix 'lax' immigration after NY attack

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:42

US President Donald Trump said Monday that a bomb attack by a 27-year-old from Bangladesh on New York's subway system underscored the "urgent need" for Congress to enact immigration reform. "First and foremost, as I have been saying since I first announced my candidacy for president, America must fix its lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people to access our country," Trump said in a statement.


There Are Huge Obstacles To Casting A Ballot In Alabama's Special Election

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:38

The last-minute push to focus on voter turnout in the Alabama special election for a U.S. Senate seat has brought the state’s restrictive voting policies into renewed focus, prompting concern that many eligible voters who wish to cast a vote on Tuesday will not be able to.


'Cruel and Vicious.' Woman Who Killed Pregnant Neighbor to Keep Baby Pleads Guilty

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:14

22-year-old Savanna Greywind was 8 months pregnant when she disappeared


7 of the Best Bank Stocks to Buy for 2018

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:23

The first year of the Trump administration was great for the financial sector, which, with a few weeks left in the year, had risen 19 percent in 2017 alone. CUBI is a small-cap regional bank that looks like one of the most undervalued names in the entire market. CUBI suffered in 2017 after writing off a bad investment that damaged earnings per share, but with that impairment almost totally behind it, EPS is expected to rise 27 percent in 2018 -- and it wouldn't be shocking for CUBI to rise that amount, either.


Los Angeles subway work uncovers array of Ice Age fossils

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:15

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by.


Oxford Researchers Make Startling Discovery About Ancient St. Nicholas Relic

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:35

A post shared by Dr Georges Kazan (@drgeorgeskazan) on Dec 5, 2017 at 4:56pm PST Researchers at Oxford University have used modern scientific technology to test a religious relic believed to belong to St. Nicholas, the fourth-century Christian bishop whose generosity inspired the legend of Santa Claus.


Lowe's is selling a two-port Anker power bank for $17

Macworld - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:09

Lowe's has a nice deal today on an Anker Power Bank charger. For $17, you can get a 10,400 mAH Anker portable charger from the big-box store. This is about $11 cheaper than the price you can find on Amazon, and $10 off Lowe's usual price.

This charger comes with two USB ports, and supports high-speed charging via Anker's PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies. Anker claims this Power Bank can charge the iPhone 6 up to four times, the Samsung Galaxy S6 up to three times, or the iPad Air once. Each port pumps out a maximum of 2.4 amps each. The Power Bank only comes in black, and it has indicator lights on the side to show how much power the device has left.

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Dying polar bear roams iceless land for food in 'soul-crushing' video

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:47

Heartbreaking footage of a starving polar bear desperately searching for food on iceless land highlights the “real face of climate change”, conservationists say. Photojournalist Paul Nicklen said his team were moved to tears as they captured the struggling animal’s battle to stay alive on Canada’s Baffin Island last summer. The “soul-crushing” scene, captured by marine conservationists SeaLegacy, shows the emaciated bear searching an abandoned Inuit camp for sustenance. “My entire SeaLegacy team was pushing through their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear,” explained Mr Nicklen. “It’s a soul-crushing scene that still haunts me, but I know we need to share both the beautiful and the heartbreaking if we are going to break down the walls of apathy. This is what starvation looks like. The muscles atrophy. No energy. It’s a slow, painful death. Polar bears are listed as vulnerable due to a “loss of sea ice habitat from climate change” Credit: AP “When scientists say polar bears will be extinct in the next 100 years, I think of the global population of 25,000 bears dying in this manner. There is no band aid solution. There was no saving this individual bear. People think that we can put platforms in the ocean or we can feed the odd starving bear. “The simple truth is this - if the Earth continues to warm, we will lose bears and entire polar ecosystems. This large male bear was not old, and he certainly died within hours or days of this moment. But there are solutions. We must reduce our carbon footprint, eat the right food, stop cutting down our forests, and begin putting the Earth-our home-first.” His colleague Cristina Mittermeier said it was “one of the hardest shoots we have ever had to do”. “Through tears, we were able to capture this footage with the hope of awakening people to the realities of a climate change future,” she said. Polar bears are the poster child for climate change  Credit: AP SeaLegacy said though it couldn’t say with 100 per cent certainty what had caused the bear to starve to death, the group added: “We do know that he didn’t have any visible wounds and that he was not an old bear. “Many of you have asked whether we could have saved this individual bear, but the hard truth is that he was on his last legs and his muscles had atrophied beyond repair. It would also have been illegal to feed him, to approach him, or to do anything to ease his pain.” The group warned an increasing number of polar bears are likely to die in this way “as a result of our warming climate”. “As global temperatures rise, the amount of multi-year sea ice in the Arctic shrinks. Polar bears depend on that ice to travel large distances and to hunt for their food. Without sea ice this will become a common scene across the Arctic,” they said.  The World Wildlife Fund says polar bears are vulnerable due to a “loss of sea ice habitat from climate change”. A study published last year by University of Washington researchers found that polar bears across the Arctic are facing a shorter sea ice season, a surface they depend on for hunting, travelling and breeding.


Woman Wins Dallas Marathon With the Help of a Stranger After Falling Near Finish Line

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:24

Chandler Self was helped to her feet by a kind teen each of the four times she fell.


How Long Can You Keep Meat In The Freezer?

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:22

Before the invention of the freezer, snow and cold weather were the only ways to keep food cold.


Man Arrested in 1995 Kidnapping of 9-Year-Old Girl

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:54

Kevin Lin was taken into custody in Southern California by the U.S. State Department on Friday after applying for a passport with his real name, authorities said.


Apple to buy music-recognition app Shazam

Macworld - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:54

After rumors started swirling around a few days ago, Apple has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it is indeed buying the music-recognition app Shazam. The acquisition price was not revealed, but is reportedly around $400 million. That’s a far cry from the Shazam valuation of $1 billion the company was claiming in its last round of fundraising (in 2015), but the world of streaming music services has evolved since then.

Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr made the following statement to BuzzFeed News:

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Trump slammed for throwing insults at the media in the wake of attempted terror attack in NYC

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:47

President Donald Trump is receiving backlash for attacking the "failing" New York Times shortly after being briefed on an attempted terror attack in New York City Monday. ".@POTUS has been briefed on the explosion in New York City," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Twitter at 8:13 a.m.


Warning to Congress: Bad Iran Legislation Is Worse Than No Iran Legislation

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:20

President Trump can’t let the House and Senate play politics with Iranian nuclear deal.


The Second Coming, brought to you by — who else? Donald Trump

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:18

In recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Donald Trump excited evangelical Christians and many orthodox Jews, who see it as laying the groundwork to rebuild the Holy Temple and a precursor to the Second Coming of Christ.


Massive Thomas Fire grows to 5th largest in California history

Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:04

One week since it first began, the destructive and challenging Thomas Fire has already soared into the record books as one of the largest wildfires in California history.


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