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Sen. Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview for 2020

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 17:41

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him "a lot more confident in making decisions going forward."


Virginia city seeks healing after man's murder conviction

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 17:40

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Civil rights activists in this Virginia city say they hope the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in 2017 will help with healing their violence-scarred community.


If Kevin Hart Were Really Sorry, He’d Prove It.

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 15:09

Apparently, being Kevin Hart means never having to say you're sorry.


Only Trump can hear Paris mobs chanting his name

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 14:06

Protesters took to the streets here Saturday, calling for the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron — and, in Trump's imagination at least,  wildly cheering the American president.


PHOTOS: Haunting images of abandoned places across Northern Ireland

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 13:31

These haunting images capture abandoned homes across Northern Ireland — complete with old prams, unopened food tins, toys and dusty wedding photographs.


Israel says fired at Hezbollah operatives on Lebanon border

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 13:23

Israeli soldiers at the Lebanese border opened fire at suspected Hezbollah activists on Saturday, the military said, the first such incident since Israel launched a crackdown on cross-border tunnels into its territory. Lebanon's state-run National News Agency, however, said the Israeli soldiers shot into the air when they saw a Lebanese army patrol near the border demarcation, known as the "Blue Line". Israel said the suspects approached an area on the Israeli side of the border where its forces were carrying out an operation to shut down tunnels that were dug across the border by Hezbollah.


China summons Canada envoy over detained Huawei exec: state media

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 12:58

China on Saturday summoned the Canadian ambassador over the "unconscionable and vile" detention of telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer in Vancouver, state media reported, in Beijing's latest angry response to the hot-button case. Meng Wanzhou has been held since December 1 in Canada on an American extradition request and faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran. The 46-year-old executive was arrested in Vancouver while changing planes, ratcheting up tensions between the US and China just as the countries' leaders agreed to a truce in their trade war.


After defeat in Iraq, IS fights on in last enclave in Syria

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 12:22

BAGHDAD (AP) — A year after it was routed from Iraq in a devastating war that left entire neighborhoods and towns in ruins, the Islamic State group is fighting to hang on to its last enclave in eastern Syria, engaging in deadly battles with U.S.-backed forces.


Battle of wills: Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 09:36

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has an unusual dilemma on its hands after nearly all the nuns in a tiny French religious order threatened to renounce their vows rather than accept the Holy See's decision to remove their superior.


Plundered 'Gypsy Girl' mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 09:22

Missing fragments from one of Turkey's most striking ancient treasures, the haunting, wide-eyed "Gypsy Girl" mosaic, have returned home more than half a century after they were plundered and smuggled to the United States. On Saturday, the returned pieces went on display alongside the nearly 2,000-year-old mosaic of the girl, whose piercing gaze and dishevelled hair have become a symbol of Turkey's southeastern city of Gaziantep. Turkish archaeologists discovered the mosaic 20 years ago during an excavation of the old city of Zeugma, founded by one of Alexander the Great's generals, near the modern city of Gaziantep.


Iran's Rouhani says sanctions may lead to drugs, refugee, bomb 'deluge'

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 09:11

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted a "deluge" of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S. sanctions weaken Iran's ability to contain them. "I warn those who impose sanctions that if Iran's ability to fight drugs and terrorism are affected ... you will not be safe from a deluge of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs and terrorism," Rouhani said in a speech carried live on state television. Separately, Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying that the United States is selling more arms into the Middle East than the region needs, making it a "tinderbox".


Donald Trump Goes On All-Caps Twitter Rant About 'NO COLLUSION'

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 08:14

President Donald Trump went on an almost all-caps Twitter tear Saturday


Why you should buy an Escort Cosworth over a Ford Focus RS

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 08:13

The recently discontinued MK3 Ford Focus RS is destined to become a future classic, but should you buy an Escort RS Cosworth instead? We find out...


Afghan 'Messi boy' forced to flee home

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 08:01

The family of an Afghan boy who gained brief Internet fame after being photographed in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag in the colors of his hero, Argentine soccer idol Lionel Messi, has been forced to flee his home after a Taliban attack. Murtaza Ahmadi, now aged 7, grabbed world headlines two years ago when his brother made him a shirt out of a blue and white plastic bag, with Messi's name and number 10 playing number. "Murtaza became famous around the world and we are not able to walk free and go anywhere.


U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum order

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 06:48

A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a defeat on Friday when it refused to allow his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally to take effect, while a court challenge proceeds. Trump cited an overwhelmed immigration system for his recent proclamation that officials will only process asylum claims for migrants who present themselves at an official entry point. Civil rights groups sued, arguing that Trump's Nov. 9 order violated administrative and immigration law.


Pasta Dinners by the Numbers

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 06:02

A healthy pasta dinner isn't an oxymoron. A plate of pasta can be a good-for-you option; it all depends on what you top it with. Here’s how the nutrition profile of a cup of spaghetti and one-hal...


Porsche CEO Confirms Plan for $6.8 Billion Profit Boost by 2025

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 05:23

“On the cost side, it’s about reducing complexity in drive variants, more common parts between the different series, less physical prototypes and more digital development," he said. Blume said Porsche’s 32,000 employees would remain unaffected by the plans, and that the company plans to hire 1,500 more staff for its electric-powered Taycan model. Last month, Bloomberg reported the profit goal, saying the carmaker aims to increase earnings before interest and taxes by about 750 million euros annually through 2025 by increasing efficiencies, cutting costs and boosting contributions from new business such as digital offerings.


New Zealand police: 22-year-old British tourist was murdered

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 04:58

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police said Saturday that they believe a 22-year-old British tourist who has been missing for a week was murdered, and they will lay charges against a man they detained earlier in the day for questioning.


MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: ‘Donald Trump Will Be, Must Be Impeached’

Top Stories - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 04:17

MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell said Friday that President Donald Trump "will


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