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Trump taps ex-rival Carson as housing secretary
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:10:00 -0500
Retired neurosurgeon, Trump surrogate and former presidential candidate has said he could help make "inner cities great for everyone"
Who is responsible for deadly fire at Oakland warehouse party?
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:53:53 -0500
At least 33 people killed, and the final toll could be much higher after fire breaks out in artists' collective building
With no proof, Priebus defends claim of vast fraud
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:10:24 -0500
Incoming White House chief of staff talked on "Face the Nation" about unverified claims millions voted illegally, Mitt Romney, and Taiwan
Highlights and outtakes from Paul Ryan's interview
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:47:38 -0500
More of 60 Minutes' interview with the House Speaker, including his top priorities and how he plans to avoid the problems of his predecessor
Protesters celebrate Army Corps’ decision on Dakota Access Pipeline
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:42:20 -0500
At least 11 killed as fire sweeps through four-star hotel
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:23:08 -0500
Trump tweets about China policy after Taiwan flap
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:37:21 -0500
Deadly fire at Oakland warehouse
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:31:05 -0500
At least 33 people have been killed in a fire at an Oakland warehouse, known as the "Ghost Ship"
Twitter account of 7-year-old girl in besieged Syrian city disappears
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:54:01 -0500
Paul Ryan's "strange bedfellows" relationship with Trump
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:28:00 -0500
Man opens fire in restaurant hit by "PizzaGate" fake news conspiracy
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:15:48 -0500
Italian premier resigns after defeat of reforms referendum
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:33:56 -0500
Death toll from Tenn. wildfires rises
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:34:00 -0500
Fake U.S. embassy shut down after issuing real visas for 10 years
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:20:53 -0500
Victims of Oakland warehouse fire
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:52:15 -0500
Authorities have begun identifying the victims of a deadly warehouse fire, that claimed the lives of at least 33 people
Syria’s long, brutal civil war may be reaching turning point
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:52:15 -0500
College football’s 2016 playoff teams announced
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:47:50 -0500
Alleged Charleston church shooter flip-flops on lawyers at trial
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:13:49 -0500
Retailers are cranking up the holiday markdowns
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:00:50 -0500
Former “floating White House” now in decay; rotting raccoon nest
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:15:11 -0500
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Japanese leader Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:20:10 -0500
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, right, talks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after they joined leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) for a group photo in Lima, Peru. Abe said Monday, Dec. 5, he will visit Pearl Harbor with Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leader of his country to go to the U.S. Naval base in Hawaii that Japan attacked in 1941, propelling the United States into World War II. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leader of his country to go to the U.S. Naval base in Hawaii attacked by Japan in 1941, propelling the United States into World War II.

North Dakota pipeline protesters vow to stay despite victory
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:18:40 -0500
Campers gather around a fire to sing and drum traditional Native American social songs at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokeswoman Moria Kelley said in a news release Sunday that the administration will not allow the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline to be built under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir where construction had been on hold. (AP Photo/David Goldman)CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday's government deadline to leave.

Get used to it: Economists see "new normal" of slow growth
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:16:30 -0500
Americans should get used to a "new normal" of slow economic growth, business economists say. The median estimate from economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics calls ...
Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:11:07 -0500
Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretaryWASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key administration posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

S.Africa's DA party asks court to compel Zuma to set up influence-peddling inquiry
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:57:04 -0500
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma after speaking to members of the Twelve Apostles' Church in Christ at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in DurbanSouth Africa's main opposition party said on Monday it had asked the Constitutional Court to compel President Jacob Zuma to establish a judicial inquiry into alleged influence-peddling in his government. The Democratic Alliance's (DA) application came days after Zuma asked the High Court to set aside a report by the former Public Protector which called for an investigation into whether he and some cabinet members and state companies had acted improperly. "The DA has filed papers in the Constitutional Court to seek a declaratory order that President Jacob Zuma has violated his constitutional obligations in not giving effect to the remedial action set out in Public Protector's State Capture report by establishing a Commission of Inquiry by 2 December 2016," the party said in a statement.

Abe to make first Pearl Harbor visit by Japan leader
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:56:34 -0500
More than 2,400 American troops and civilians were killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to become the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor, announcing Monday a trip to Hawaii this month for talks with US President Barack Obama. Abe, who will be in Hawaii on December 26 and 27, will visit the site of the surprise Japanese attack on December 7, 1941, that began World War II in the Pacific. The Hawaii visit comes after Obama in May journeyed to Hiroshima, the Japanese city where a US plane dropped the world's first atom bomb in the closing chapter of the war.

Italy's Renzi to resign after referendum rout
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:55:56 -0500
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks during a media conference after a referendum on constitutional reform at Chigi palace in RomeBy Crispian Balmer and Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a crushing defeat in a referendum over constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone's third-largest economy into political turmoil. Renzi's emotional, midnight resignation announcement sent the euro lower and jolted stock and bond markets on concerns that early elections could follow, possibly paving the way for an anti-euro party, the 5-Star Movement, to come to power. European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici dismissed talk of a euro zone crisis, and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble urged calm.

Trump names former rival Ben Carson as housing secretary
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:53:59 -0500
Ben Carson is a retired neurosurgeon who in 1987 performed the first successful separation of twins conjoined at the headUS President-elect Donald Trump on Monday chose Ben Carson, the mild-mannered retired neurosurgeon who challenged him for the Republican nomination, to turn around troubled US inner cities as secretary of housing and urban development. Carson, an African American who is a religious conservative, has no background in housing policy but has cited his poor childhood in Detroit as a qualification for the job. "Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities," Trump said in a statement.

European markets rebound from Renzi-sparked losses
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:48:58 -0500
Italy's youngest ever premier, Matteo Renzi was just 39 when he took office in February 2014 via an internal coup in his Democratic PartyEuropean stocks and the euro rebounded sharply Monday as investors were reassured by the speed of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation after losing a crunch referendum. The region's markets began the day in negative territory, with Milan tumbling two percent, but recovered somewhat with sentiment soothed also by the defeat of the far-right in Austria's presidential election. "The Italian referendum is the major story that will dominate market moves throughout Monday... after Renzi left his position after a bruising defeat," said GKFX analyst James Hughes.

Army advances in Aleppo, talks planned on rebel exit
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:47:36 -0500
Syrian pro-government forces advance in the Myessar district in east Aleppo in an ongoing operation to recapture the city, on December 4, 2016Syria's army gained ground in the battle for Aleppo on Monday, as regime ally Russia said it would hold talks with Washington on a total rebel withdrawal from the city. President Bashar al-Assad's forces have seized two-thirds of the former rebel bastion in east Aleppo since they began an operation to recapture all of Syria's battered second city in mid-November. The rapid gains for regime forces have left opposition fighters reeling and on Monday Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said talks would be held with Washington on a complete rebel evacuation from the city.

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'We Love You': Families Mourn Warehouse Blaze Victims
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:32:50 GMT
Relatives of those still missing in the devastating Oakland warehouse blaze may need to provide a DNA sample to make a positive ID on bodies.
Trump Picks Former Rival Carson for Cabinet Post
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:52:16 GMT
Donald Trump is "thrilled" to nominate Ben Carson as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, his transition team said.
Reprieve for Native Tribes as Dakota Pipeline Permit Denied
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:22:00 GMT
The planned route for the 1,172-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline would have run within a half-mile of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and crossed beneath the Missouri River.
Why Trump's Call With Taiwan Strains U.S.-Chinese Relations
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:14:00 GMT
For China and Taiwan, the tension stretches back much further than the president-elect taking a phone call from the Taiwanese leader.
Aleppo Video Diary: 'It Felt Like Aleppo's Judgment Day'
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:15:58 GMT
Twenty-six-year-old Zein reports on how she and her family had to flee their neighborhood after her home was hit in a strike, saying "It was a miracle that we came out alive."
Twitter Account of 7-Year-Old Syrian Girl Disappears
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:12:00 GMT
'We are sure the army is capturing us now. We will see each other another day dear world. Bye. — Fatemah.'
'Horrific': Corrections Officer, 25, Shot Dead in Her Car
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:29:00 GMT
A 25-year-old off-duty corrections officer was shot and killed as she sat in her car Sunday night in what authorities said was a "horrific murder."
U.S. Judge Orders Michigan Recount to Begin at Noon
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:04:00 GMT
The judge's ruling in a late-night order could make it more likely Michigan will complete the count ahead of a Dec. 13 deadline.
Woman's Epic Anti-Trump Twitter Rant Goes Viral
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:37:00 GMT
Donald Trump wasn't the only one venting his frustrations on Twitter early Sunday morning.
China Chases Silicon Valley Talent With Trump Fears
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:02:00 GMT
Industry leaders in China see a chance to capitalize on President-elect Trump's threats to clamp down on immigration and poach top tech talent.
Picture Perfect: Mom Fights for Son With Down Syndrome
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:16:00 GMT
When 16-month old Asher Nash was rejected for a modeling opportunity because he has Down syndrome, his mom refused to accept it.
Body Cams: 'Propaganda Tool' or Impartial Record?
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:23:00 GMT
Body-worn cameras offer a potential antidote to police brutality but also raise fears about mass surveillance and questions about how footage is used.
Italian PM to Resign After Referendum Fails
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:27:00 GMT
Matteo Renzi made the announcement early Monday morning after voters rejected a referendum that aimed to give his office sweeping new powers.
Why Democrats' Popular Vote Edge Likely Won't Help
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:13:00 GMT
Democrats' popular vote advantage is growing. Here's why that probably won't translate to Electoral College victories, however.
Man Fires Shot in Pizzeria Named in Fake News Conspiracy
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:30:12 GMT
The man was allegedly 'investigating' a fake news story 'reporting' a conspiracy involving Hillary Clinton at Ping Pong Comet.
Left Jab: Van der Bellen Wins Austrian Presidency
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:55:24 GMT
Alexander Van der Bellen, who preached moderation and tolerance, won Austria's presidential election Sunday over right-wing populist Norbert Hofer, according to preliminary results that showed Van der Bellen convincingly ahead.
'Ghost Ship' Joins List of Deadliest Building Fires
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:25:00 GMT
The blaze in an Oakland, California, warehouse is one of the deadliest building fires in the United States in the last 50 years.
Cuba After Castro: How Much Change, and How Quickly?
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:34:30 GMT
Will Cuban President Raul Castro embrace change more rapidly now that his brother, the revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, is gone?
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