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JetBlue inaugurates route from Boston to Cuba's capital

Top Stories - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 00:03

HAVANA (AP) — A JetBlue flight from Boston landed in Havana on Saturday, as the U.S. airline expanded its routes to Cuba despite a drop in American visitors amid tensions between the countries.


Israel and China are Getting Closer. Should America Be Worried?

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 23:18

If it succeeds in bringing Israel closer into its orbit, then the United States will have lost a key part of its strategy to contain China in this century.


Major oil producers to consider cuts after price slide

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 23:04

Major oil producers meet in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to consider reverting to output cuts after a sharp slide in crude prices revived fears of a 2014-style crash. Oil prices shed a fifth of their value in just one month after surging to a four-year high in early October, driven by a combination of factors centred on higher supply and fears of sluggish demand. The United States has upped production of shale oil, while Saudi Arabia, Russia and others have raised supplies of crude amid signs of slowing demand.


Firefighters Fight Trump's Threats As California's Deadly Wildfires Continue

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 21:35

California's largest firefighter organization said President Donald Trump was


Democrat Rouda Wins House Race Over California’s Rohrabacher

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 21:19

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a former


Twitter Pelts Trump With Photos Of Obama In The Rain After He Ditches Cemetery Visit

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 20:56

Critics were stunned that President Donald Trump skipped a visit Saturday to


Kemp pushes Abrams to concede in Georgia gubernatorial race

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 18:14

ATLANTA (AP) — Ahead by more than 60,000 votes days after Georgia's gubernatorial election, Republican Brian Kemp pushed for Democrat Stacey Abrams to concede Saturday as civil rights groups urged her to stay in the fight.


5 Ways to Spend Less on Thanksgiving Food

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 17:15

Food stores have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Only Christmas bests Thanksgiving in terms of food and beverage sales, according to a study by the market research company Nielsen. ...


Fox News Host Responds To Ocasio-Cortez After Being Called Out For Money-Shaming Her

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 16:37

Fox News anchor Ed Henry responded to Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-


Florida Will Hold Recounts In Governor And Senate Races

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 14:28

Election officials in Florida announced Saturday that the state will hold


100 years on we shall remember them: Britain commemorates its WWI dead

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 13:02

They may no longer be with us - the last of their number, Harry Patch, died in 2009, aged 111 - but we will remember them. Around the country thousands of people will pay tribute on Sunday to those who died on foreign soil or at sea for their country, and those at home who endured the anguish and hardship of global war. On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice events will take place in every corner of the British Isles to commemorate the sacrifice of a generation during the First World War, which only came to an end at 11am on November 11, 1918, after an almost incalculable loss of life. The numbers still have the power to shock. Between 1914 and 1918, 886,345 UK troops were killed. Another 228,569 troops from the wider British Empire were killed, more than 74,000 of them from India. Each one was a son, father, husband or brother who willingly or not, whether with courage or almost paralysed by fear, died in a conflict whose causes and conclusion were beyond their control. In addition there were 6.32 million civilians killed when total war visited their communities, 109,000 of them in the UK , 300,000 in France and 426,000 in Germany. The acts of remembrance being organised to commemorate this loss will be as varied as they will be moving. They range from the formal state occasion of the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, where Prime Minister Theresa May and the Prince of Wales will lay wreaths, and a special service at Westminster Abbey being attended by the Queen and other senior members of the Royal family, to the Yorkshire town of Otley, where posters will be hung on more than 100 doors to remember the man who lived there but never returned from the front line. In addition each house in the town will also display a knitted poppy, with another 16,000 installed along the railings outside of All Saints Parish Church. The familiar chimes of Big Ben will mark the centenary of the Armistice, despite the clock tower being covered in scaffolding for conservation works. The 13.7 tonne bell, which hangs in the Elizabeth Tower in Westminster, will sound 11 times at 11am today for the traditional two minutes of remembrance. It will strike a further 11 times at 12.30 with bells ringing across the UK and worldwide as part of a nationwide programme of events to mark the end of the war. Wire Sculptor Jackie Lantelli from Slimbridge in Gloucestershire, England, with her Wire Soldiers installation at St John's Churchyard, Slimbridge,  Credit: PAUL NICHOLLS Many of today’s commemorative events have been communal efforts, drawing in whole families to remember the dead. In the West Midlands town of Walsall almost 100 houses in one street have been covered with 24,000 red poppies and the black silhouette statues of soldiers, symbolising the men from the area who were killed. Geoff Talbot, 74, one of those who decorated his home, said: "Lots of people have put a lot of effort to do this. In those days Aldridge was only a village, but a lot of local young men left and never came back. It is an absolutely nice way to do a tribute for them." A huge wall of 2,500 poppies also festoons the Bell Inn in nearby Willenhall, after locals painstakingly knitted the individual flowers by hand over a 24-month period. The day will not be without the kind of ironic humour one imagines would have been appreciated by the Tommies whose death in their thousands across the Western Front remain embedded in popular memory. Thwaites brewery, in Lancashire, is honouring one of WWI's Victoria Cross winners by naming the Shire horse that deliver its beer around Blackburn after him. The two-year-old gelding is being named ‘Drummer’ in honour of the East Lancashire Regiment's first WWI Victoria Cross winner, Drummer John Bent, aged 23. Bent was commended after saving a soldier from no-man's land and leading his platoon into action under fire after their officers and NCO's were all killed on 1st November 1914, near Le Gheer, Belgium. Drummer Bent’s was the 24th of a total of 628 VCs awarded during WWI. As well as recalling his heroism, the name 'Drummer' also commemorates the role of thousands of horses in the Great War. White van driver Christopher Curtis, 32, from Oldham, who served for 11 years as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers, has sketched the silhouette of a soldier standing over a field of poppies with the words "Lest We Forget" in the dirt on the back of his van. In Bolton, criminals sentenced to unpaid work orders by magistrates were deployed to decorate lamp posts, the town hall and other landmarks in the Lancashire town with 500 giant poppies. The factory in Aylesford, Kent, that makes poppies has worked around the clock for the first time to meet the unprecedented demand for the symbol of Remembrance Day, producing more than 1,500 a day for the past two and a half weeks. Mandy Barker, Head Flower Arranger, and Julia Weston, Volunteer, arrange flowers on the Remembrance Cross for Sunday's Service at York Minster Credit: Charlotte Graham/The Telegraph In a measure of the continuity of the tradition of remembrance a box of poppies believed to be from one of the early Poppy Appeals has been discovered in an old suitcase in Cardiff.. Bernie Axtell, 77, found them while searching for paperwork in his home. They are believed to date from before the Second World War and will be brought to the Cenotaph by Royal British Legion representatives today. Mr Axtell was handed the box of poppies by his friend Vic Luckhurst about 30 years ago, while working for the Legion in Street, Somerset. “I said to Vic that I would find something special to do with them,” he said. “Thirty years is a very long time to wait, but now they are doing something extraordinary." In Portsmouth a 24-hour guard of honour was being held at the city’s Cenotaph, with 200 people, including schoolchildren, veterans and serving members of the armed forces, working in 15-minute slots to stand by the monument until 10am today. Meanwhile silhouettes of soldiers from the First World War have been projected onto famous landmarks around the country by the There But Not There project to raise money for mental health charities. There include Marble Arch, Tate Modern, HMS Belfast, the Angel of the North, the Tyne Bridge, Titanic Belfast and Edinburgh Castle. In Ilfracombe, Devon, it was the bodies of people that made their mark yesterday, recreating a famous photograph from 100 years ago by spelling out the word ‘peace’ on nearby Capstone Hill to remember those who died so that we might preserve it. Residents of a Devon town have re-enacted a classic photograph to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. Locals and members of the public alike helped to recreate the original picture from 1919 by spelling out the word 'PEACE' on Capstone Hill in Ilfracombe.  Credit: MARK PASSMORE/APEX The original picture from 1919 in which residents of Ilfracombe spell out the word 'peace' Credit: Apex News and Pictures  


Four Ukraine soldiers killed ahead of separatist polls

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 12:38

Four soldiers were killed in war-torn eastern Ukraine, the military said Saturday, as pro-Russian separatists prepared to hold elections in defiance of the West. In one attack, two soldiers died after an assault near the separatist-controlled city of Lugansk, with the rebels using heavy weapons including large-calibre mortars, Ukrainian military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk told a briefing. In a separate later incident, two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and two others wounded in an explosion in the nearby Donetsk region, the military said.


The NRA told doctors to 'stay in their lane.' Doctors aren't having it.

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 12:23

#ThisisMyLane The National Rifle Association has a bone to pick with "anti-gun doctors" (what) and their collective desire to stop pulling bullets out of patients. They don't know what they're talking about, the NRA contends, when they argue in favor of common sense gun control. "Someone should tell self-important  anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane," the Wednesday tweet read. "Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves." SEE ALSO: Doctor: Asking Patients About Gun Ownership Is a Healthcare Issue The tweet then links to an NRA website article deriding a position paper from the American College of Physicians (ACP). The paper lays out a number of policy recommendations that, its abstract notes, "the evidence suggests will be effective in reducing deaths and injuries from firearm-related violence." The NRA takes issue with the fact that the paper's authors didn't consult with "firearms experts or lawyers." I'm not personally well-versed enough in these issues to respond to that charge, though I feel like a paper — even a policy paper — from a national health care organization is probably not in the wrong for focusing on what doctors think. What's important here, however, is how doctors responded. Many did not take kindly to the NRA's assertion that health care providers should "stay in their lane." They were quick to remind the NRA that guns and the wounds they cause are very much in a doctor's "lane." And so, a hashtag was born: #ThisisMyLane. I may not have a strong enough grasp of the complexities here to rebuff the specifics of that NRA article. But the health care providers sharing their gun violence horror stories here are all the convincing anyone should need that gun control is an issue that sorely needs to be addressed. Hey @NRA, so a 4 year old comes into the ER with a GSW to the chest, but it hasn't crossed the midline. Please inform me, a pediatric intensive care physician, what is the trauma protocol for this? I'm confused since this is not my lane. #ThisisMyLane — pachec (@pachec) November 10, 2018 .@NRAsays docs should “stay in [our] lane. My lane is a son shot walking down the street with his mother. I opened his chest and repaired his heart after it stopped, but I couldn't prevent the brain damage from lack of oxygen during CPR#ThisisMyLane . What’s yours? — Stephanie Bonne (@scrubbedin) November 8, 2018 @nra This is the chest x-ray of my 15 year old patient shot by an R.I.P. bullet, how many of those fragments could you find and fix? #ThisisMyLane https://t.co/zIUtjA5JG8 pic.twitter.com/i4LG83WUEd — Ellie Curtis (@elliecurtismd) November 10, 2018 Oops @NRA - forgot to consult you on that gunshot victim I treated. Turns out, THEY came into MY lane, and I heard YOU were driving. Next time, what’s your number? I’ll call you to deliver the bad news, since clearly you claim this lane as YOURS. #Docs4GunSense #ThisISMyLane — Brandon Morshedi, MD, DPT (@bbmorshedi) November 10, 2018 My kids’ pediatrician sent me a picture of her altered water bottle in her (parked!) car. Considering that in 2015 alone, 2,824 children died by gunshot and 13,723 others were injured, this is very much her lane. #ThisIsMyLane @NRA @momsdemand #ENOUGH pic.twitter.com/H6mKBCmo0a — Alyson Gilles (@AlysonGilles) November 9, 2018 #ThisisMyLane: 15 yo boy, innocent bystander, shot in the pelvis by a stray bullet. Obliterated iliac vessels, we couldn’t save him. His poor mother crumpled and screamed when I told her he died. Her screams haunt me. — Jill Streams (@JCRStreams) November 9, 2018 .@NRA says docs should “stay in [our] lane. My lane: a resident, watching my mentor desperately try to save a 6 year old accidentally shot by his brother. When he knew it over, he stopped, held the boys hand and wept at the OR table as he died.#ThisisMyLane What's yours? — Stephanie Bonne (@scrubbedin) November 9, 2018 I worked in a trauma unit and had to hold together the skull of a young man who was shot in the head, so we could wrap it up enough for his family to see him and say goodbye. #ThisisMyLane — Kelly Pavelec (@kelly_pavelec) November 10, 2018 Moments you always remember. Furious honking in the ambulance bay. Picking up the lifeless 12 yo from the front seat like he weighed nothing. Putting him on the cot, A,B... So many holes. No breathing, finger thoracostomy, so much blood shooting up my arm. He died. #ThisIsMyLane — Dr. Howie Mell (@DrHowieMell) November 10, 2018 I’ve been reading statements from the trauma surgeons and ED docs about gun carnage. As rehab doc, let me mention lifetimes in wheelchairs with SCI, useless arms from brachial plexus destruction, colostomies from belly destruction and years of dependence with TBI #ThisIsMyLane — Kathleen Bell, MD (@KathleenBellMD) November 10, 2018 Hey @NRA ! Wanna see my lane? Here’s the chair I sit in when I tell parents their kids are dead. How dare you tell me I can’t research evidence based solutions. #ThisISMyLane #ThisIsOurLane #thequietroom pic.twitter.com/y7tBAuje8O — Stephanie Bonne (@scrubbedin) November 9, 2018 WATCH: 'We're being used': Rapper Vic Mensa pleads for gun control legislation.


Town of Paradise Abandoned as California Wildfires Rage

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 11:28

Entire neighborhoods are leveled. The business district is destroyed


Saudi coalition in Yemen, under pressure, ends US refueling

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 11:28

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said early Saturday it had "requested cessation of inflight refueling" by the U.S. for its fighter jets after American officials said they would stop the operations amid growing anger over civilian casualties from the kingdom's airstrikes.


Death Toll For California's Wildfires Rises To 25

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 11:28

The death toll for California's wildfires more than doubled on Saturday as


Central American caravan continues toward US after rest

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 11:07

Around 5,000 Central Americans left Mexico City at dawn Saturday, brushing exhaustion and illness aside to get back on the road towards the United States as part of a migrant caravan that has drawn fury from President Donald Trump. Between coughs and sneezes, the migrants packed up their makeshift camp in a sports park, where they had rested for six nights, and headed to the city's metro -- which opened an hour early to transport them toward neighboring Mexico State. The kids have got lice, there's not always enough water to bathe them," Adamari Correa, a Guatemalan traveling with her sister and her sister's children, told AFP.


Cesar Sayoc: Pipe bomb suspect could face life in prison after new charges filed

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 10:54

Cesar Sayoc Jr, who allegedly targeted critics of President Donald Trump, had previously faced five counts and up to 48 years in prison but with the new indictment in Manhattan federal court charges Mr Sayoc with 30 additional criminal counts, including using a weapon of mass destruction and the interstate transport of explosives. If convicted of all those counts, the 56-year-old former pizza delivery man and stripper could spend his life in a federal prison. Five of the packages Mr Sayoc is accused of sending ended up in and around New York City.


What To Watch On Netflix That’s New This Week

Top Stories - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 10:35

Streamline recommends "The Great British Baking Show" as the thing to watch on


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