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Macedonia ready to give up claims on Alexander the Great

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 12:34

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's left-wing prime minister said he is ready to renounce his country's claim to be the sole heirs of the legacy of Alexander the Great to help solve a 26-year-old dispute with neighboring Greece over the country's name.


Turns Out That Carrie Fisher Wrote Some Of Her Best Lines In 'The Last Jedi'

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 12:19

Help us make “Star Wars” funnier, Carrie Fisher, you’re our only hope.


The Last Known Dancing Bears Of Nepal Have Been Rescued

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 11:29

The last two known bears forced to dance for spectators in Nepal have been rescued.


London Zoo Staff Are Still Searching for 4 Meerkats After a Fire Broke Out

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 11:12

Zoo officials say a fire left one aardvark dead and four meerkats missing.


This woman was taken off life support to die -- and lived

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 11:10

Sheila Lewis was in a coma for six weeks and was totally unresponsive on life support. Her family brought her home to die, but instead she woke up and recovered.


High School Students Gift Custodian With New Pair of Work Boots For Christmas

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 10:45

Several students pitched in for the purchase.


‘Squinty Eyes’ Reference Made At Mayor Ed Lee's Memorial Causes A Stir

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 10:10

Members of San Francisco’s Chinese-American community have voiced their displeasure after a public official made a racially insensitive remark during the memorial service for the city’s Mayor Ed Lee held last Sunday.


Apparently, Little Kids Think Birthday Parties Cause Aging

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 10:01

Whether they’re flashy North West-style blowouts or more modest sheet cake-and-balloons affairs, birthday parties are a major ritual for many kids around the world.


Myanmar to grant families access to two Reuters journalists after remand period expires: media

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 08:24

Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar will be allowed to meet their families once their first 14-day period of remand expires, according to local media reports. Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in detention for 11 days in an undisclosed location and have had no access to their families, lawyers or colleagues. The authorities are investigating whether they violated the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which has a maximum prison sentence of 14 years.


Report: In 2018, Global Defense Spending Will Reach Highest Level Since Cold War

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 08:03

Global defense spending in 2018 is expected to reach the highest levels recorded since the end of the Cold War. The $1.67 trillion would be a 3.3 percent increase over 2017 levels, the highest year-on-year growth in over a decade. In revealing IHS Jane’s forecasts, Fenella McGerty, a principal analyst at the company, said: “The increase in defense spending reflects improving economic conditions around the world, coupled with a response to continuing instability in a number of key regions.” That a growing global economy is the primary force behind increased military spending is substantiated by McGerty’s observation that “defense spending remains lower in relation to GDP than at any time in the last 10 years.” In fact, over the last decade global defense spending has dipped to an average of 2.2 percent of GDP, down from 2.7 percent.


Democrats Are Attacking The GOP For Its Hypocrisy On Deficits. That Might Be A Mistake.

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 08:01

WASHINGTON ― Republicans ran against the rising national debt in the 2010 midterm elections, and it worked.


Ten great things Donald Trump will give America and the world in 2018

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 05:56

Or take them as free advice to a struggling President whose approval ratings, with under a year until crucial midterm elections for Congress, are so deep in the basement he can barely find them. Watch as Trump gets more artful in his use of social media and less needlessly destructive. 2. It’s finally time to engage with the Democrats on the Hill.


Britney Spears Wears Slogan T-Shirt In Support Of Dreamers

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 05:14

Pop star Britney Spears’ opinion on the Dream Act is crystal clear.


Mattis tells soldiers that being ready for war helps stop it

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 02:31

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — "Storm clouds are gathering" over the Korean Peninsula, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis declared Friday. And as diplomats try to resolve the nuclear standoff, he told soldiers that the U.S. military must do its part by being ready for war.


Philippines tropical storm toll climbs to 44: officials

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:34

The death toll from a tropical storm that struck the southern Philippines has risen to 44 as mudslides wiped out a mountain village and ravaged another town, officials said Saturday. Nineteen deaths were reported near the town of Tubod on Friday on Mindanao, the archipelago nation's second-largest island, where Tropical Storm Tembin unleashed flash floods and mudslides that erased a remote village from the map, police said. The village is no longer there," Tubod police officer Gerry Parami told AFP by telephone.


Miss America suspends CEO over misogynistic emails

Top Stories - Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:31

The Miss America pageant suspended its CEO on Friday after dozens of former beauty queens demanded he step down over leaked internal emails that contained misogynistic, fat- and slut-shaming language. The decision was announced in the face of mounting pressure in the media as the United States continues to grapple with a sexual harassment firestorm upending powerful men from Hollywood, to entertainment and politics. "The Miss America Organization Board of Directors today voted to suspend Executive Chairman and CEO Sam Haskell," it said.


Mysterious SpaceX launch confounds LA residents

Top Stories - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 23:41

Elon Musk's SpaceX satellite launch created an unsettling display in the sky over California.


L.A. Goes Bonkers Over Breathtaking 'UFO' Lighting Up The Sky

Top Stories - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 22:20

unexpected #spacexlaunch sighting A post shared by stephanie clary (@sclary) on Dec 22, 2017 at 5:43pm PST Angelenos thought the end was finally here when they looked up Friday evening to see something that appeared to be an iridescent alien ship exploding across the sky.


5 Best Handgun Makers on the Planet (Sig, Glock and Ruger Made the Cut)

Top Stories - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 21:25

Here are the five best handgun manufacturers. Gaston Glock’s initial attempt to build a handgun for the Austrian military has exploded into an international empire, all the more amazing considering that it was built solely on handguns. From the original Glock 17, the company now offers twenty-six handguns on the U.S. market in calibers from .380 Auto to .45 G.A.P.


Thomas Fire becomes largest wildfire in California's history

Top Stories - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 21:17

The Thomas Fire has burned more acres than any previous wildfire on record in California, and there are no signs of a pattern change that would deliver beneficial weather for battling the blaze.


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