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  • North Korean Prisons Are Worse Than Nazi Concentration Camps, Says Holocaust Survivor news

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s mistreatment of political prisoners is at least as egregious as that carried out in World War II concentration camps, according to a former international judge who survived Auschwitz.

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:52:30 -0500
  • Sandy Hook Promise releases new PSA about the response to school shootings news

    A new video called “Tomorrow’s News” imagines a local news item that reports, a day ahead of time, a mass shooting at a school. “Tomorrow I’ll probably say that I wish I told someone,” says one interviewee. The video was released by Sandy Hook Promise, which was founded by parents of the victims of the Newtown shooting.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:22:45 -0500
  • Surveillance footage captures man detonating pipe bomb in New York terror attack news

    Officials identify the man as Akayed Ullah, who moved to New York from Bangladesh seven years ago.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500
  • Trump slammed for throwing insults at the media in the wake of attempted terror attack in NYC news

    President Donald Trump is receiving backlash for attacking the "failing" New York Times shortly after being briefed on an attempted terror attack in New York City Monday. ".@POTUS has been briefed on the explosion in New York City," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Twitter at 8:13 a.m.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:47:53 -0500
  • Chef Mario Batali Takes Leave After 4 Women Accuse Him Of Sexual Misconduct news

    Four women have accused Mario Batali of sexual misconduct over the past two decades, according to a report Eater published Monday.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:00:07 -0500
  • 39 Amazing Chicken Thigh Recipes

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    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:38:08 -0500
  • Photographer, Now Facing Felonies, Had Asked News Site For Inauguration Work news

    WASHINGTON ― A photographer currently facing trial on several felony charges after being arrested during a protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration had reached out to a Texas news outlet before Jan. 20 about photographing the protests, yet another indication he was working as a journalist that day.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:28:17 -0500
  • Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town news

    Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus. That sweet relationship has turned bitter amid hotly disputed accusations of racism, roiling a school and town long known for their liberal politics.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:32:35 -0500
  • Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Fighter Is Destined to Fail news

    All of the reasons the Su-57 is going nowhere fast. Westerns analysts have concluded that Russia’s fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter is unlikely to enter operational service before 2027. The Su-57 program was never really viable.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:29:00 -0500
  • New York Bomber Sought An ISIS-Inspired Attack With Failed Device, Investigators Say news

    New York City police said they were investigating a possible explosion in New York City’s transit system near Eight Avenue and 42nd Street in the Times Square area of Manhattan on Monday.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:48:34 -0500
  • Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria news

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against "terrorists" in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:19:51 -0500
  • Quality of fake 'supernotes' found in Seoul fan suspicions that North Korea is forging $100 bills news

    Suspicions are growing that North Korea has resumed forging $100 dollar bills that are so realistic that they are virtually indistinguishable from genuine currency. It took a team of forgery specialists at South Korea's KEB Hana Bank to confirm that a single $100 bill found at a branch in Seoul in November was a fake. The discovery has triggered alarm because authorities have no idea how many similar "supernotes" - named because they are so similar to real banknotes - are now in circulation. While previous "supernotes" were dated either 2001 or 2003, the new forgeries are dated 2006 and are even more sophisticated in the ink, the printing processes and the material that they use. The forgeries also change colour when they are viewed from a different angle, just as genuine notes should, while the slightly rough texture of the note has also been accurately copied, a spokesman for Hana Bank told South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper. The quality of the forgeries has immediately led to suspicion falling on North Korea, which has a track record of forging foreign banknotes in order to earn hard currency for the regime. Pyongyang is also in increasingly dire need of funds as international sanctions imposed due to the regime's ongoing development of nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles begin to bite. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting Mount Paektu in Ryanggang Province Credit:  AFP "It seems that whoever printed these supernotes has the facilities and high level of technology matching that of a government", Lee Ho-jung, a bank spokesman said. "They are made with special ink that changes colour depending on the angle, patterned paper and Intaglio printing that gives texture to the surface of a note". Another bank source told The Hankyoreh newspaper, "To print supernote-level forgeries, you need a minting corporation-level production line in place, which costs hundreds of billions of won. "This makes if difficult for ordinary criminal organisations to produce them". Earlier versions of supernotes have been around for at least 15 years, with US government officials estimating in 2006 that as much as $250 million worth of fake $100 bills could be in circulation worldwide. Case study | Counterfeit cash in the UK In recent years, Pyongyang appears to have scaled back its forging operation, which is reportedly overseen by the shadowy Division 39, although that may have changed given the pressure that the regime is now under. In the past, North Korea was believed to distribute the bills overseas through criminal groups and by transporting them abroad through the diplomatic pouch to embassies from where they could be slipped into circulation. In December 2011, the Irish High Court dismissed an application from the US to extradite Sean Garland, the alleged chief of staff of the Official Irish Republican Army, in connection with passing fake supernotes. Mr Garland had been observed travelling to Moscow and visiting the North Korean embassy in the company of a number of former KGB officials. Fake notes were later allegedly smuggled into Ireland and the UK and exchanged for pounds or other currencies.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:10:39 -0500
  • Allegations against Roy Moore overshadow his final campaign rally news

    “If you don’t believe in my character, don’t vote for me,” embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore told Alabama voters at a rally Tuesday night.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:07:09 -0500
  • Daredevil 'Rooftopper' Plunges To His Death From Chinese High Rise news

    An incredibly agile Chinese social media star and fearless “rooftopper” plunged 62 floors to his death from a high-rise in the city of Changsha, police confirmed to Chinese media.

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:37:40 -0500
  • Tennessee boy's heart-wrenching video about bullying rallies massive support news

    A Tennesse boy's emotional video about the relentless bullying he experiences in school is stirring support across the country.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:40:52 -0500
  • Serial Killer Taunts Police In New Letter, Claims There Are More Victims news

    A convicted serial killer sent a letter to a South Carolina newspaper claiming police hadn’t found all of his victims ― and he’s not planning to help them.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:04:07 -0500
  • New York explosion latest: Suspect had 'improvised bomb' strapped to him on Manhattan subway, say NYPD news

    New York City police say a man had an explosive device strapped on when it detonated while he was underground in the subway. It was a pipe bomb, attached by velcro and zip ties, but FBI bomb technicians and police officers are investigating further. The device went off in a corridor connecting the Times Square and Port Authority stations on the city's west side, one of the busiest commuter hubs, at 7:30am during the morning rush.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:50:00 -0500
  • How Long Can You Keep Meat In The Freezer? news

    Before the invention of the freezer, snow and cold weather were the only ways to keep food cold.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:22:58 -0500
  • 'Womb Raider' Pleads Guilty, Admits Stealing Pregnant Woman's Baby news

    She had allegedly plotted the crime.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:42:51 -0500
  • Iraqi Shiite cleric urges militias to disarm after IS defeat news

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric on Monday urged his fighters to hand state-issued weapons back to the government, following Iraq's declaration of victory against the Islamic State group.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:01:55 -0500
  • Vladimir Putin announces Russian withdrawal from Syria during visit to airbase news

    Vladimir Putin has said Russia will withdraw the bulk of its forces from Syria following the "successful intervention" in the conflict there. The announcement comes after the defence ministry said last week that Russia had “completely liberated” Syria from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), despite reports that the terrorist group still controls some remote territory there.  Speaking to soldiers at Russia's Khmeimim airbase during his first trip to Syria, where he was welcomed by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, Mr Putin said he was ordering the defence minister and head of the general staff to begin withdrawing Russian forces to their home bases.   “In two-and-a-half years, Russia's military along with the Syrian army have defeated the most battle-worthy gang of international terrorists,” Mr Putin said. “In connection with this, I've made the decision that a significant part of the Russian military contingent located in the Syrian Arab Republic will return home to Russia.” VIDEO: Putin visits Russian troops at Syria’s #Khmeimim Airbase— RT (@RT_com) 11 December 2017 Moscow will continue to operate the Khmeimim airbase as well as its naval base in Tartus and will crush any further terrorist activities in Syria, he said.  “If the terrorists raise their head again, we will hit them with such strikes as they have never seen,” Mr Putin said. “We will never forget the casualties and losses that we suffered in the fight with terrorism here in Syria as well as at home in Russia.”  Vladimir Putin with Bashar al-Assad during his visit at Hmeymim base Credit: Kremlin Press Office / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The president told his troops they were “returning with victory” to their homeland and loved ones. Mr Putin's triumphant visit to Syria comes days after he said he would run for re-election in March, a vote that is expected to keep him in power until 2024, nearly as long as Joseph Stalin. He is expected to make Russia's more aggressive foreign policy and defiance of the West a centerpiece of his campaign. Assad welcomes Putin  The leaders embrace on the tarmac Mr Putin also met with president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt on Monday and was traveling on to Turkey to speak with president Recep Tayyip Erdogan as part of a strengthening of ties and the two countries. During the sit-down, Mr al-Sisi called for the Syria de-escalation zones established by Iran, Russia and Turkey to be expanded. Mr Putin said Russia was ready to resume flights to Egypt, which were suspended after the bombing of a Russian airliner on Halloween 2015. Russia has also been drafting an agreement to deploy warplanes to Egypt, further increasing its presence in the Middle East.  Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Russian and Turkish leaders would discuss a political solution to the Syrian war. Mr Putin has met Mr Erdogan, who he once denounced as a backstabber after Turkey shot down a Russian plane in 2015, four times in the past two months. Vladimir Putin, left, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, arrive for their talks in Cairo Credit: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Russia's casualties have been mounting in Syria as its ground presence grew from advisers and military contractors to include special forces this fall, although the exact number of deaths remains secret. In September, Russia's top military adviser was killed by a mortar strike, and two Russians who were reportedly working for a Russian private contractor were captured by Isil and executed in September. Read more | Escape from Isil Mr Putin announced an air campaign in September 2015 to support his ally, an intervention that has turned the tide of the war and positioned Russia as one of the most influential voices in talks to deterine Syria's future. Russia, Turkey and Iran have been holding rival negotiations to the Western-backed talks in Geneva.  Al-Assad visited Sochi last month, hugging his Russian counterpart and thanking him for “Russia's efforts to save our country”. Mr Putin returned the gesture and hugged al-Assad when he disembarked his presidential plane in Syria on Monday.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:08:26 -0500
  • The Second Coming, brought to you by — who else? Donald Trump news

    In recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Donald Trump excited evangelical Christians and many orthodox Jews, who see it as laying the groundwork to rebuild the Holy Temple and a precursor to the Second Coming of Christ.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:18:59 -0500
  • Oxford Researchers Make Startling Discovery About Ancient St. Nicholas Relic news

    A post shared by Dr Georges Kazan (@drgeorgeskazan) on Dec 5, 2017 at 4:56pm PST Researchers at Oxford University have used modern scientific technology to test a religious relic believed to belong to St. Nicholas, the fourth-century Christian bishop whose generosity inspired the legend of Santa Claus.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:35:09 -0500
  • MSC Seaside named best new ship of 2017 by Cruise Critic news

    MSC Seaside was named best new ship of the year Tuesday in the annual awards handed out by Cruise Critic, the cruise website.

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:50:30 -0500
  • France Awards Climate Scientists With 'Make Our Planet Great Again' Grants news

    Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump’s presidential term.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:56:58 -0500
  • Ellen DeGeneres Evacuates Her Pets As California Fire Bears Down news

    Ellen DeGeneres tweeted Sunday that she and wife Portia de Rossi evacuated their pets as California’s raging Thomas Fire closed in on their home in Santa Barbara County, an area packed with celebrities.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:00:32 -0500
  • Barack Obama Records Robocall For Doug Jones In Alabama Senate Race news

    WASHINGTON ― Former President Barack Obama has jumped into the highly anticipated Alabama Senate race, recording a robocall to rally support and voter turnout for Democratic candidate Doug Jones, on the eve of Tuesday’s special election.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:31:18 -0500
  • The Rape and Murder of a 6-Year-Old Girl in India Has Reignited Outrage news

    Protests erupted in the northern state of Haryana

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:42:32 -0500
  • Seven of the Best Cheap Mid-Engine Sports Cars

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    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:08:58 -0500
  • Warning to Congress: Bad Iran Legislation Is Worse Than No Iran Legislation news

    President Trump can’t let the House and Senate play politics with Iranian nuclear deal.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:20:06 -0500
  • The Latest: Celebrities among thousands fleeing wildfire news

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:24:52 -0500
  • Hopper From 'Stranger Things' Wore A Holiday Sweater And Became A Meme news

    Actor David Harbour is spreading the festive cheer with a holiday sweater snap, which is now going viral.

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:37:58 -0500
  • The Saudi-UAE Alliance Could Be Weaker Than It Appears news

    The potential for tension between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi is illustrated by an increasing number of foreign-policy disagreements. On December 5, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Ministry announced the creation of a joint cooperation and coordination committee with Saudi Arabia. This committee provides an official forum for Saudi Arabia–UAE security collaboration outside the auspices of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:01:00 -0500
  • Los Angeles subway work uncovers array of Ice Age fossils news

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:15:35 -0500
  • U.S. judge warns of mistrial in Nevada rancher Bundy's trial

    A U.S. federal judge in the criminal conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on Monday warned that prosecutors' failure to produce documents that could support defense arguments may lead to a mistrial. The four men, including two of Bundy's sons Ammon and Ryan, are accused of conspiring to use the threat of force in a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents near Bundy's ranch. The revolt was sparked by the court-ordered roundup of Bundy's cattle by government agents over his refusal to pay fees required to graze the herd on federal land.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:12:49 -0500
  • This Judge Isn't Buying The Trump Admin's Excuses For Holding A U.S. Citizen 'Incommunicado' news

    WASHINGTON ― A federal judge on Monday aggressively questioned a Justice Department attorney about the Trump administration’s contention that it can continue holding an unnamed U.S. citizen ― who has asked for an attorney ― out of the reach of lawyers who wish to represent him.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:32:57 -0500
  • Man Arrested in 1995 Kidnapping of 9-Year-Old Girl news

    Kevin Lin was taken into custody in Southern California by the U.S. State Department on Friday after applying for a passport with his real name, authorities said.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:54:57 -0500
  • Watch a Barn-Find Tucker Lay Numbers on a Dyno news

    Tucker number 44, in the midst of a major restoration, hits the dyno to prove exactly how much power that helicopter-sourced flat six makes.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:09:21 -0500
  • Alabama 'deserves better' than Roy Moore, says Republican senator news

    Alabama’s senior Republican senator is rooting against a fellow Republican who could become his colleague next week, saying his state “deserves better” than Roy Moore. Electing a Republican in Alabama would normally be a foregone conclusion. Despite Mr Moore’s firm repudiation of those allegations — he has said “I have never engaged in sexual misconduct” — many Senate Republicans have responded by calling the accusers credible and urging Mr Moore to step aside.

    Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:55:22 -0500
  • White House Slamming Media’s Mistakes Is Height Of Hypocrisy news

    WASHINGTON ― White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lashed out at reporters on Monday in response to multiple high-profile corrections to news stories this month, falsely claiming that journalistic outlets do not regularly take responsibility for mistakes and intentionally publish inaccurate information.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:42:57 -0500
  • 5 Things That Truly Don’t Matter When You Buy Your First House news

    All those concerns you have about money are quite legitimate, and the mortgage process can be confusing.

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:51:19 -0500
  • Nazi Germany's 'Star Wars' Tank Was a Total Disaster news

    The unique Kugelpanzer, or “ball tank”, was built in Germany and at some point shipped over to Japanese-occupied China. The kinship with World War I-era prototypes ties the Kugelpanzer’s concept to an era in which the tank’s advantage in “mobility” related to its ability to negotiate the cratered and trench-strewn battlefields of World War I, rather than execute Blitzkrieg-style rapid advances. The Star Wars prequel movies featured various monowheel robots and vehicles amongst its various fantastical elements.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:42:00 -0500
  • Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017: 'Feminism' news

    NEW YORK (AP) — This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is "feminism."

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:30:27 -0500
  • How to Max Out Your 401(k) in 2018

    A 401(k) plan provides tax breaks, employer contributions, an opportunity for automatic saving and the potential for investment growth. Here's how to maximize the value of your 401(k) account in 2018. You can defer paying income tax on up to $18,500 that you save in a 401(k) plan in 2018, $500 more than in 2017.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:01:29 -0500
  • U.S. not granting loan relief to defrauded students: inspector general news

    The U.S. Education Department under President Donald Trump and Secretary Betsy DeVos has stopped cancelling the student-loan debt of people defrauded by failed for-profit schools and those borrowers face mounting interest and other burdens, its inspector general said on Monday.

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:22:40 -0500
  • 14 Awesome Kitchen Gifts That Are Under $25

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    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:31:56 -0500
  • Suspect Arrested in Shooting of Nick and Drew Lachey's Bar Manager news

    Lavoris Hightower faces several charges, including attempted murder and felonious assault.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:41:37 -0500
  • Alabama Native Channing Tatum Encourages Followers Not To Vote For Roy Moore news

    When Alabama native Channing Tatum casts his vote for the state’s special election on Tuesday, he’ll be supporting Democrat Doug Jones in his bid for a Senate seat.

    Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:34:57 -0500
  • Poll: Percentage of Americans Identifying As Republican Has Dropped Since Trump Won news

    The percentage of Americans who consider themselves Republican or lean that way has dropped since Donald Trump was elected president, a Gallup poll found.

    Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:32:24 -0500
  • Patagonia Hits Back Against Trump Administration, House GOP Attacks news

    Patagonia dismissed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s efforts to knock the company as “Patagonia made in China” on Monday, saying the Trump administration is trying to deflect from its unpopular decision to open up huge chunks of protected land to potential industrial development, including uranium mining.

    Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:58:30 -0500
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