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Taiwan ruling party suffers major defeat in local elections

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 19:58

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's ruling party was handed a major defeat in local elections Saturday that were seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China.


Rain tamps down California fire but turns grim search soggy

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 19:14

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The catastrophic wildfire in Northern California is nearly out after several days of rain, but searchers are still completing the meticulous task of combing through now-muddy ash and debris for signs of human remains.


U.K. Parliament Seizes Internal Facebook Documents: Guardian

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 18:27

“We’ve failed to get answers from Facebook and we believe the documents contain information of very high public interest.”The documents are alleged to contain important information about Facebook decisions on data and privacy controls that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The newspaper said they they include confidential emails between senior executives and correspondence with CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Six4Three obtained the documents in a legal action against Facebook, and they are subject to a California court order that forbids them from being shared or made public.Facebook said the materials obtained by the parliamentary committee are subject to the court order, and it has asked the committee “to refrain from reviewing them and to return them to counsel or to Facebook,” the Guardian reported.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Burns Fox News On Twitter For Being 'Obsessed' With Her

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 17:25

Fox News' "The Story" took aim again at the clothing of Rep.-elect Alexandria


Rain breaks, easing search for remains of California wildfire

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 16:26

Teams searching for remains from the deadliest wildfire in California history were able to comb through wreckage in dry weather on Saturday, but rains are expected to return next week and officials warned of a threat of mudslides. The so-called Camp Fire all but obliterated the mountain community of Paradise, 175 miles (280 km) northeast of San Francisco, on Nov. 8, killing at least 84 people and destroying nearly 14,000 homes. Some 475 people from Paradise and surrounding communities remain unaccounted for, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office.


Cyber Monday Home Deals 2018: The Best Places to Shop

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 16:00

Bookmark these sites to score Cyber Monday’s best deals


Halsey Hits Back At Claims She’s Too Skinny With Photo Of Herself In Denim Shorts And Crop Top

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 15:50

Halsey has hit back at comments that she’s getting too skinny with an Instagram photo of herself in denim shorts and a crop top. The Daily Mail reports that the singer attended a game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers that night. In addition to the shorts and crop top, she also wore a pair of black combat boots.


Goodwood presents Jim Clark Trust with £53k from summer fundraising

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 15:45

Summer visitors to Goodwood donated a total of £53,000 to The Jim Clark Trust, honouring the 50th anniversary of Clark's tragic accident. Funds will go towards further development of the expanded Jim Clark Museum in Duns, Scotland


Syria regime and rebels swap prisoners, Turkey says

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 14:27

The Syrian government and rebels swapped prisoners Saturday in a "first important step" in building trust between the warring sides under a Russia-Iran-Turkey-brokered peace process, Turkey's foreign ministry said Saturday. "Certain individuals" were exchanged simultaneously in northwest of Syria, near the town of Al-Bab close to Aleppo, the ministry said, calling it a "pilot project". While it did not give a precise figure of detainees involved, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on sources in Syria, said 10 prisoners from each side were exchanged.


GOP Senator Who Made 'Hanging' Remark Attended 'Segregated' Academy

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 14:22

Cindy Hyde-Smith, the Republican Mississippi senator who made comments


Federal agent accused of falling in love with terrorism suspect, impeding investigation

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 13:51

A US special agent stands accused of falling in love and providing top-secret information to her boyfriend, thereby compromising an FBI counterterrorism investigation, it has been reported. Leatrice Malika De Bruhl-Daniels was considered an exemplary employee in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and the agency assigned her to a station in the United Arab Emirates, where she met Nadal Diya, who was under investigation for possible terrorism charges. The agency claims Ms De Bruhl-Daniels fell in love with and decided to help the suspect, using her position to inform him of investigations about him.


Memories of my father: Why the Jaguar XJ6 means everything

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 13:13

For some of us, the old family car is purely a memory. For others, those memories bring back powerful emotions. Chris Jordan is one such person, as the Jaguar XJ6 was more than just a car. Here is his remarkable story


Biggest Threat To The U.K.’s Security Is Russia, Not ISIS, British Army Chief Says [Opinion]

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 12:13

Just how big of a threat is Russia these days? There was a time when Russia was this big, looming ominous, existential threat. Former US President Ronald Reagan regarded Russia as the wrong side of a holy war, calling it the evil empire.


French Police Fire Tear Gas, Water Cannons At Thousands Of Protesters In Paris

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 12:11

PARIS (AP) -- French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse


After attack on Chinese consulate, Pakistan points to India

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 11:43

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The suicide bomber that targeted the Chinese consulate in Karachi used a foreign-made C-4 plastic explosive, said Pakistani police, who suggested Saturday that the attack was orchestrated in India.


Six tips for getting the most out of Apple's Black Friday-Cyber Monday shopping event

Macworld - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 11:40

If you haven’t heard, Apple is running an uncharacteristically long Black Friday sale this year—a full four days. Unfortunately, Apple isn’t offering any deals on any of its new products—namely the iPhone XS, XR, or iPad Pro—nor or they handing out actual price cuts. Like in recent years, you’ll be paying the full amount for the devices you choose to buy and receiving Apple Store gift cards instead of lower prices.

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9 products to help you sleep better, all on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 09:00

Contrary to what you believed when you pulled those all-nighters in college, clocking in at least eight hours of sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your wellbeing. A good night's sleep can reduce stress, bolster your immune system, and lower your risk of serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. But, who can score some quality beauty sleep when your partner is snoring all night long, or when you're tossing and turning in itchy, uncomfortable sheets? SEE ALSO: All the best Black Friday 2018 sales, right in one place Not only will the products below help you have a good night's sleep, but you can still get them at a Black Friday discount and save an extra 20% when you use the BFSAVE20 coupon code. 1. Anti-Snoring Jaw Strap Sound asleep.Image: Royal BoudoirMore times than not, that disruptive snoring noise comes from when people breathe through their mouths, not their noses. Royal Boudoir's comfortable strap will gently keep your mouth closed as you sleep — and snoring at bay.  A set of two jaw straps normally costs $40, but you can currently buy them for $13. Best of all, you can use the code BFSAVE20 for an additional 20% off. Image: Royal Boudoir Anti-Snoring Jaw Strap: 2-Pack — $10.40 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details 2. Anti-Snoring Device In your nose?Image: RAWtronicsDon't love the idea of wearing a jaw strap while you sleep? Try RAWTronics' snoring device instead. Made of an FDA-approved plastic, this accessory fits comfortably in your nostrils and helps air move through the nose and throat. Like the jaw strap, you can get an extra discount when you use the BFSAVE20 coupon code. Image: RAWtronics Anti-Snoring Device: 2-Pack (White) — $9.60 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details 3. Bamboo Comfort 4-Piece Luxury Queen Sheet Set For sleeping.Image: Bamboo ComfortYou spend a good chunk of your life in bed, so why not invest in some quality sheets? This set is made with organic, hypoallergenic bamboo fibers that will keep you cool while you sleep. A queen sheet set is already on sale for $40, but you can score an extra 20% off with the code BFSAVE20. Image: Bamboo Comfort Bamboo Comfort 4-Piece Luxury Queen Sheet Set — $32 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details 4. Manta Sleep Mask and Blackout Stickers Goodnight.Image: Manta SleepAnyone who can only sleep in a pitch black environment needs Manta's sleeping set. The sleeping mask boasts memory foam eyecups and an adjustable over-ear band, offering a cozy, customizable fit. Plus, the accompanying sticker books let you cover up any lights on your electronics that might keep you up at night. Get a great deal on this game-changer with the code BFSAVE20. Image: Manta Sleep Manta Sleep Mask & Blackout Stickers — $24 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details 5. GO2SLEEP: AI-Powered Device For Restful Sleep Want to get an inside look at your sleep patterns? Let technology do the legwork for you with GO2SLEEP. Simply slip the sensory ring on your finger, and GO2SLEEP's artificial intelligence technology will track your sleeping patterns, body movements, and sleep debt. GO2SLEEP's gadget usually goes for $129, but you can get it for $88 and save an additional 20% with the  BFSAVE20 coupon code. Image: SLEEPON GO2SLEEP: AI-Powered Device For Restful Sleep — $70.60 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details 6. Comfort In A Bag Bamboo Pillows Go to sleep.Image: Home ComfortLosing sleep over flat pillows? Give these bamboo pillows a try. These hypoallergenic pillows are specially designed to stay plump and fluffy as you clock in some serious R&R. A set of two is currently on sale for $50, but you can get an extra 20% off with the code BFSAVE20. Image: Home Comfort Comfort In A Bag Bamboo Pillows: 2-Pack — $40 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details 7. Yaasa ONE Mattress Sleep is good.Image: Yaasa StudiosA quality mattress is at the foundation of every good night's sleep. While you've probably heard of brands like Casper and Leesa, you might want to give Yaasa's ONE mattress a try. Perfect for back, side, and stomach sleepers, Yaasa's cooling infinity foam will offer a comfortable night's sleep. Yaasa's mattress is already on sale for $549, but you save even more with the code BFSAVE20. Image: Yaasa Studios Yaasa ONE Mattress — $439.20 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details 8. Serenity 15-lb Weighted Blanket Hug this blanket.Image: SerenityIf you spend your nights tossing and turning over a looming deadline, try Serenity's weighted blanket. Clocking in at 15 pounds, these blankets are known to aid in releasing certain hormones to help you de-stress and relax. The Serenity blanket normally costs $209, but you can save 20% with the code BFSAVE20. Image: Serenity Serenity Weighted Blanket — $167.20 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details 9. Yaasa Studios Infinity Blanket Speaking of innovative blankets, Yaasa's Infinity Blanket uses FDA Determined Celliant® technology to reportedly help increase blood flow, strength, and endurance. Save an extra 20% when you use the  BFSAVE20 coupon code. Image: Yaasa Studios Yaasa Studios Infinity Blanket — $107.20 with promo code BFSAVE20 See Details


Government Seeks Quick Ruling On Transgender Military Ban

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 08:15

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to issue


27 supporters arrested when man detained after leaving sanctuary in Durham to meet with immigration officials

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 08:05

After living almost a year in a Durham church, an undocumented man was arrested Friday by immigration officers when he left the church to meet with officials with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Morrisville.


KitchenAid, Keurig, Instant Pot, Crock-Pot, and more small appliances on sale

Top Stories - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 07:55

As the hype of Black Friday starts to fade, Cyber Monday is right on its heels, ready to step in as the new shopping day full of deals on just about everything. Today we especially have our eye on small kitchen appliances: things like food processors, coffee makers, slow cookers, and of course everyone's favorite — the Instant Pot. SEE ALSO: All the best Black Friday 2018 sales, right in one place Depending on where you look, there are still a lot of great deals to be had. Some stores have already shifted their pricing into their Cyber Monday sales, while at other stores (like Macy's) the Black Friday pricing lasts through the end of today. Small kitchen appliances can make a great gift, so if you're looking to get your shopping done early, here's your chance to stock up and save. Here are the small kitchen appliances we're loving right now: Amazon Image: Instant Pot Image: Ninja Instant Pot Duo60 7-in-1 multi-use pressure cooker — $69.95 (list price $99.95) Philips Air fryer — $99.99 (list price $199.99) Keurig single serve programmable coffee maker — $79.99 (list price $99.99) Crock-Pot Cook' N Carry 6-quart oval manual portable slow cooker — $30.83 (list price $49.99) Ninja professional 72-ounce countertop blender — $59 (list price $89.99) Shop all small appliances on sale at Amazon here . Best Buy Image: KitchenAid Image: Crock-Pot KitchenAid KV25G0XSL Professional 500 Series Stand Mixer — $219.99 (list price $499.99) KitchenAid KSM3311XER Artisan Mini Tilt-Head Stand Mixer — $199.99 (list price $329.99)  KitchenAid KSM75SL Classic Stand Mixer — $189.99 (list price $259.99) Save up to 40% on KitchenAid attachments and accessories Bella Pro Series 5.3 qt. Digital Air Fryer — $74.99 (list price $149.99) Crock-Pot Express Crock 6-Quart Pressure Cooker — $49.99 (list price $99.99) Gourmia 6-quart Pressure Cooker with Auto Release — $99.99 (list price $199.99) Insignia 115-Can Beverage Cooler — $174.99 (list price $349.99) Keurig K200 Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker — $69.99 (list price $139.99) Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine with Aeroccino Milk Frother by DeLonghi — $99.99 (list price $199.99) Ninja Coffee Bar 10-Cup Coffee Maker (CF091) — $99.99 (list price $199.99) Nutri Ninja With Auto-iQ Blender — $59.99 (list price $99.99) Shop all small appliances on sale at Best Buy here . Macy's Image: Ninja Image: Cuisinart KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan 5-quart Stand Mixer — $279.99 (list price $474.99) KitchenAid KSM75 Classic 4.5-quart Stand Mixer — $189.99 with code DEAL (list price $324.99) KitchenAid Mixer Attachments (food processor, juicer, pasta roller, etc.) — $19.99 - $139.99 (list price $24.99 - $249.99) Ninja BL660 72-ounce Professional Blender — $99.99 (list price $174.99) Ninja BL770 Mega Kitchen System: Blender and Food Processor — $129.99 (list price $249.99) Nespresso by Breville VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine with Aerocinno3 — $174.99 (list price $399.99) Nespresso by Breville Essenza Mini Espresso Machine — $96.99 (list price $187.99) Nespresso by De'Longhi Lattissima Pro Espresso and Cappuccino Machine — $389.99 (list price $749.99) Nespresso by De'Longhi EC220CD Pump Espresso Maker — $79.99 (list price $124.99) Nespresso by De'Longhi Lattissima One Espresso & Cappuccino Machine — $246.99 (list price $474.99) Cuisinart DGB-550BK Grind & Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffee Maker — $99.99 (list price $124.99) Cuisinart 11-cup Food Processor Pro Custom (DLC-8SBCY) — $79.99 (list price $162.99) Black & Decker Crisp 'N Bake Air Fry Toaster Oven — $54.99 (list price $99.99) Crux 2.6-quart Touchscreen Air Convection Fryer — $39.99 (list price $114.99) Bella 2.6-quart Air Fryer — $39.99 (list price $99.99) Shop all small appliances on sale at Macy's here . Kohl's Image: Hamilton Beach Image: KitchenAid 7-in-1 Instant Pot DUO60 (3-quart) — $71.99 with code GIVE20 (list price $99.99) 10-in-1 Instant Pot Ultra (6-quart) — $111.99 with code GIVE20 (list price $149.95) KitchenAid KSM75 Classic Plus 4.5-qt. Stand Mixer — $299.99 (list price $319.99) KitchenAid KSM150PS Artisan 5-qt. Stand Mixer — $299.99 (list price $379.99) KitchenAid KP26M1X Pro 600 Series 6-quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer— $399.99 (list price $499.99) Keurig K-Classic K55 Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker — $87.99 with code GIVE20 (list price $149.99) Ninja Coffee Bar Glass Carafe Coffee System (CF091) — $143.99 with code GIVE20 (list price $199.99) NuWave 6-quart Air Fryer As Seen on TV — $103.99 with code GIVE20 (list price $149.99) Black & Decker Crisp N' Bake Convection Air Fry Countertop Oven — $71.99 with code GIVE20 (list price $99.99) Power Air Fryer XL As Seen on TV (5-quart)  — $103.99 with code GIVE20 (list price $149.99) Crock-Pot 6-quart Express Crock Pressure Cooker — $71.99 with code GIVE20 (list price $99.99) Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 2-Way Black Stainless Coffee Maker — $79.99 with code GIVE20 (list price $119.99) Shop all small appliances on sale at Kohl's here . Walmart Image: ninja KitchenAid Classic Series tilt-head stand mixer (4.5 quart) — $189 (list price $229)  Farberware 6-quart digital air fryer oven — $59 (list price $109) Keurig K-Compact Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker — $49.96 (list price $59) Ninja Professional Blender — $49 (list price $89) Ninja Coffee Bar Auto-iQ Brewer with Glass Carafe — $79 (list price $149) Nostalgia Kettle Popcorn Maker — $38.99 (list price $69.99) Aroma 14-Cup Rice Cooker — $14.99 (list price $39.99) Shop all small appliances on sale at Walmart here . Jet.com Image: Farberware Image: Nespresso KitchenAid KSM3311XER Artisan Mini 3.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer — $249.99 (list price $329.99) KitchenAid KCM4212SX Cold Brew Coffee Maker — $47.99 (list price $99.99) Ninja Supra Kitchen Blender System with Food Processor and Single Serve Cups (BL780) — $85 (list price $109) Farberware 6-quart Digital XL Air Fryer Oven — $59 (list price $149) Nespresso Espresso Maker by KitchenAid with Milk Frother (KES0504SZ) — $239.99 (list price $589.99) Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Maker by Breville — $162.47 (list price $249.95) Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De'Longhi — $97.47 (list price $149.99) Galanz 3.5 Cubic-Foot Single Door Mini Fridge (GL35BK) — $99 (list price $139)  Shop all small appliances on sale at Jet.com here . Target Image: Keurig KitchenAid Professional 5-quart Mixer — $219.99 (list price $449.99) Ninja Professional 1200W Kitchen System (BL685) — $99.99 (list price $199.99) Ninja Coffee Bar Glass Carafe Coffee System (CF091) — $99.99 (list price $199.99) Keurig K-Mini Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker — $49.99 (list price $79.99) Nutri Ninja Auto iQ Pro Complete Personal Blender (BL487T) — $59.99 (list price $107.99) As Seen on TV 2.4-quart Power AirFryer XL — $49.99 (list price $99.99) As Seen on TV 5.3-quart Digital Power Air Fryer XL — $69.99 (list price $129.99) Shop all small appliances on sale at Target here .   More coverage: Black Friday 2018 Black Friday 2018: All the best deals are right here Shopping tips and tactics for Black Friday 2018 Black Friday 2018 deals by store Amazon: Shop sales on Fire tablets, Echo Spot, and more Walmart: Shop sales on Xbox One S, Instant Pot, Nintendo Switch Macy's: Shop sales on Vitamix, Dyson, Instant Pot, Roomba Target: Shop sales on iPhone XS, Apple Watch, 23andMe, TVs, and more Best Buy: Shop sales on QLED TVs, Microsoft laptops, Nintendo, and more Black Friday 2018 deals by category Gaming deals: Xbox One X, PlayStation 4, Nintendo, Alienware laptops, and more Laptop deals: Lenovo Yoga, Alienware, Dell, HP, Asus, and more TV deals: OLEDs from Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and more Smart home deals: Amazon Echo, Roomba, Google Home, Apple HomePod Instant Pot deals: Where to get the cheapest price Clothing deals and promo codes: J.Crew, Macy's, Kohl's, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor Mattress deals: Nectar, Casper, Leesa, Eight Sleep, and more


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