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Hope fades after 9 days of searching for Argentine submarine

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:28

By Hugh Bronstein and Luc Cohen BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Families of the 44 crew members of a missing Argentine submarine gave up hope and went home on Friday after days of waiting at the sub's Mar del Plata naval base, saddened and angered by evidence that the vessel may have exploded. The submarine went missing nine days ago with only a one-week supply of oxygen onboard. President Mauricio Macri said the search would continue and that he expected the submarine to be located in the days ahead.


Hunter Fatally Shoots Woman He Mistook For A Deer On Thanksgiving Eve

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:27

A woman in western New York state has died in a tragic accident in which a hunter fired at her, thinking she was a deer.


Teen Accusing 2 NYPD Officers Of Rape Was Bullied By Others At Hospital, Lawyer Says

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:06

An 18-year-old woman was allegedly harassed at a hospital by several members of the New York Police Department just hours after she was allegedly raped by two of their colleagues, according to her lawyer.


Mark Hamill Hints At A Potentially Huge Reveal In 'The Last Jedi'

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:25

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is scheduled for release Dec. 15 ― and actor Mark Hamill is already trying to keep spoilers from getting out.


Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:10

Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton's presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing change that remains hotly debated 20 years later.


German SPD considers propping up Merkel, but only if members agree

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:52

By Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats agreed on Friday, under intense pressure, to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on renewing their outgoing coalition government, but pledged that party members would have the final say on any deal. The about-turn by the center-left SPD, which had said it would go into opposition after suffering its worst result in 70 years in September's election, could help avert a disruptive repeat vote in Europe's economic and political powerhouse. SPD leader Martin Schulz told a news conference the party leadership had reached the decision out of a sense of responsibility to Germany and Europe after Merkel's attempt to form a government with the pro-business Free Democrats and environmental Greens smaller parties collapsed on Sunday.


US already has 2,000 troops in Syria, Pentagon set to reveal

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:51

The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U troops in Syria, two US officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground. The US military had earlier publicly said it had around 500 troops in Syria, mostly supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces group of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting Islamic State in the north of the country. Two US officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the Pentagon could, as early as Monday, publicly announce that there are slightly more than 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria.


Wendy's hits McDonald's with sick burn after Black Friday Twitter fail

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:43

  Black Friday: McDonald’s isn't lovin' it. In fact, they just got served — by another hamburger chain. If you missed the drama on Thursday, the person who runs the McDonald's Twitter account made a very public mistake. SEE ALSO: McDonald's just posted the ultimate Black Friday Twitter fail Black Friday **** Need copy and link**** — McDonald's (@McDonaldsCorp) November 24, 2017 The next day, one of the company's rivals decided to go for the jugular.  When the tweets are as broken as the ice cream machine. https://t.co/esdndK1iFm — Wendy's (@Wendys) November 24, 2017 Cold. Blooded. Like a French fry dipped in a creamy Frosty. Back in 2015, complaints about broken McDonald’s ice cream machines were so common, they became a meme. Some dissatisfied customer even made an app to keep track of which machines were actually working.  Way to rub salt in a wound, Wendy's. Delicious, delicious salt.  WATCH: This wooden block will charge your phone Every editorial product is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our journalism.


Canadian dog walker survives three days in remote bush - thanks to her three dogs

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:21

A Canadian dog walker has said she was able to survive for more than two days in the wilderness thanks to her pet border collie, boxer and beagle. Annette Poitras, 56, was out walking her dogs on Monday when she fell, injuring herself and losing her phone in remote British Columbia. She was not rescued until Wednesday afternoon, after an extensive search from a rescue team. Her husband Marcel said the three dogs, which did not leave her side during the ordeal, helped to keep her alive. Annette Poitras, could not have survived over two days in the wilderness without the help of her dogs Credit: Coquitlam Search and Rescue Mr Poitras said that his wife and the dogs - a border collie called Chloe, a boxer named Roxy, and Bubba, a pug-beagle mix - looked after each other over two days and two nights, with no supplies and periods of "torrential" rain. He said his wife used her coat to keep Roxy, the short-haired boxer, warm and took her lead from the dogs who dug a hole in the undergrowth to sleep in, following suit. "One of them was cuddling [her] and one of them was on guard and the other one was looking for food," he told Global News. Annette Poitras Credit: Coquitlam Search and Rescue None of the dogs left her side, he added. Over 100 rescuers combed the wilderness near Eagle Mountain to try and find Mrs Poitras after her husband reported her missing on Monday. Two helicopters were also used in the search. Eventually, one group of rescuers heard faint cries for help and the dogs' barks and were able to locate them in a remote area. The rescue team said she was "alive and in good condition" quite far into the Coquitlam Watershed and off trail, in dense bush and swamp. Mr Poitras said his wife was recovering and will be released from hospital this week. The couple are looking forward to "quiet, peace, walking dogs, visiting family" now the ordeal is over, he added. 


Cordray resigns from U.S. consumer agency, triggers political showdown

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:20

Richard Cordray, the director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, formally resigned on Friday and named a deputy director as his replacement, setting the stage for a political and legal battle over the regulator's leadership. Trump has pushed to ease regulations on businesses, including the financial sector, a stance seemingly at odds with Cordray's more aggressive regulatory approach.


Charles Manson 'left his entire estate and body to prison pen pal' 

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:16

Charles Manson reportedly left his entire estate, including his remains, to a prison pen pal. The murderous cult leader, who died last week aged 83, struck up a friendship with a male correspondent who first wrote to him in the 1990s, TMZ reported. The man reportedly sent 50 unanswered letters to Manson at the California State Prison until he eventually received a reply. Manson then talked to him by telephone and the pen pal started visiting him in jail starting in 2002. According to a yellowing will obtained by TMZ, and dated Feb 14, 2002, Manson left all his belongings, including his clothes and money, to the pen pal. Manson also left to the man rights to use his name and image, and control of songs he had written. The pen pal, who TMZ did not name, also had the right to claim Manson's body within 10 days of his death, and told the news website that he intended to do so. If he does not claim it then the killer will be cremated by the California prison system. According to the will Manson chose specifically to disinherit his known and unknown children, former wives, all relatives, friends, and lawyers. The pen pal said he last spoke to Manson by phone on Oct 21 The will was typed but included some scrawled handwriting, which appeared to match Manson's known style. It included the message: "I'm not in the best spot to rest in peace." The will was said to have been witnessed by one of Manson's fellow inmates. Charles Manson Credit: AP Manson spent his last 45 years in jail after sending followers known as the "Manson Family" to commit gruesome murders,  In the summer of 1969 he directed his mostly young, female followers to murder seven people in what prosecutors said was part of a plan to incite a race war. Among the victims was actress Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of filmmaker Roman Polanski. She was stabbed 16 times by cult members. A section of the will said Charles Manson, Prisoner B33920, wished to have his body released to the custody of the pen pal who was "my one and only executor of any services, viewings, funeral arrangements, or otherwise, in his judgment OF MY WISHES only". Manson also said that he was "of a sound mind".


Militants kill more than 230 at Sinai mosque in Egypt's deadliest attack

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 16:11

By Ahmed Tolba and Patrick Markey CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack in Egypt's modern history, state media and witnesses said. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but since 2013 Egyptian security forces have battled an Islamic State affiliate in the mainly desert region, and militants have killed hundreds of police and soldiers. State media showed images of bloodied victims and bodies covered in blankets inside the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of El Arish, the main city in North Sinai.


Virginia Teen Killed Trying To Protect His Mom In Domestic Violence Incident

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 15:59

Family and friends are mourning a Virginia teen that was killed last weekend while trying to protect his mother during a domestic violence incident, according to news reports.


Women Lead Political Backlash Against Trump

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:56

Rachel Maddow looks at how the election of Donald Trump motivated women to action in protest and also in running for office, and replays a portion of her earlier discussion with Hillary Clinton about how America responds to a woman running for office.


Shirtless Woman in the Path of Oncoming Train Rescued by Police in Pulse-Pounding Video

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:41

It remains unclear how the woman wound up on the train tracks in a state of undress.


North Korea replaces soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:36

North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in the defector's rescue.


Trump calls for 'Wall' and 'Ban' after Egypt attack

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:31

President Trump reacted to the Sinai Peninsula mosque attack to push two of his domestic security proposals: a travel ban on certain Muslim-majority countries and a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.


Lebanon arrests actor over 'collaboration' with Israel

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:24

Lebanese authorities arrested prominent writer and actor Ziad Itani on Friday on charges of "collaborating" with Israel and gathering information on political figures, judicial sources said. Itani was detained "after several months of monitoring, follow-up and investigations within and outside" Lebanon, said the State Security Directorate General, in a statement carried by Lebanon's National News Agency. It said Itani, who is in his 40s, was being questioned "on charges of collaborating and communicating with the Israeli enemy".


Black Friday Shoppers Report Massive Credit Card System Issues At Macy's (UPDATED)

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:15

As if Black Friday weren’t already stressful enough for shoppers and retail employees, major department store chain Macy’s appears to be experiencing credit and debit card system failures around the United States.


Two London Underground stations reopen after terrorist-incident scare

Top Stories - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 13:50

Two London underground stations on Oxford Street have reopened after an incident that police initially treated as if it might be terrorist-related, the city's transport authority said on Friday.


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