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Magnitude-6.5 earthquake reported off Northern California
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Thursday morning off the Northern California Coast that was felt in the Bay Area, officials said.The quake hit on... Read more...
Trump picks retired General ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis for secretary of defense
Donald Trump intends to nominate Gen. James Mattis, one of the most respected military men of his generation, to run the sprawling Department of... Read more...
Hillary’s Popular Vote Lead Passes 2.5 Million
Hillary Clinton’s lead in total votes over President-elect Donald Trump has reached 2,526,184 as ballots continue to be tallied.As Clinton’s... Read more...
Winter closes in on refugees fleeing Iraq's Mosul
Pushing his way through dozens of people, Iraqi teacher Umar Salah carries four bags containing 15 blankets and pots full of food through the gate of... Read more...
France arrests 5 in foiled Islamic State attack planned for next week
Five suspects were arrested in a foiled terror attack in France directed by the Islamic State and planned for next week, a prosecutor said... Read more...
Iraqi troops retreat after Mosul hospital battle
Iraqi troops who seized a hospital deep inside Mosul believed to be used as an Islamic State military base have retreated after a fierce... Read more...
Iraqi army mistakenly bombs civilians in ISIL-held city
At least 52 people have been killed when air strikes by Iraqi forces mistakenly targeted civilians gathering in the ISIL-held western city of... Read more...
Iraq: Scores killed in petrol station Hilla attack
At least 80 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a massive suicide truck bomb blast at a petrol station south of Iraq's capital Baghdad,... Read more...
All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after bombardments: officials
All hospitals in Syria's besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of heavy air strikes, its health directorate and the World... Read more...
Children's hospital in Aleppo hit in airstrikes
Jet fighters and helicopters bombing east Aleppo hit a children’s hospital and a blood bank on Wednesday, as medics and patients sheltered in the... Read more...
Trump's Carrier Victory Is the Economy's Loss
Donald Trump has scored a political victory by persuading Carrier Corp., a maker of air-conditioning and heating equipment, to keep about 1,000 jobs... Read more...
Carrier agrees to keep 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis
Carrier Corp. is staying in Indianapolis after all. Nearly nine months after announcing it would relocate its Indianapolis operations to Mexico,... Read more...
Wells Fargo faces new restrictions from banking regulator
A federal banking regulator has imposed tighter restrictions to Wells Fargo & Co.'s settlement regarding the company's fraudulent account sales... Read more...
Ford CEO warns Trump's 35% car tariff would harm the economy
Ford Motors CEO Mark Fields said Tuesday that a 35% tariff on cars and trucks imported from Mexico — an idea promoted by President-elect Donald... Read more...
GDP Grows 2.9% in Biggest Gain in 2 Years
The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.9% annual rate from July through September compared with the same time a year ago -- the fastest economic growth in... Read more...
Jill Stein demands 'accurate and just' recount outside Trump Tower
On the heels of a legal victory in Michigan over the weekend, the Green party presidential nominee, Jill Stein, continued her campaign to recount... Read more...
Shades Of 2000? Clinton Surpasses Trump In Popular Vote Tally
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton finds herself on the wrong end of an electoral split, moving ahead in the popular vote but losing... Read more...
Supreme Court To Decide If Bush-Era Officials Can Be Sued For Post-9/11 Civil Rights Violations
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether to block a lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft and others by non-U.S.... Read more...
You Only Believe the Official 9/11 Story Because You Don't Know the Official 9/11 Story
I don't believe the official story of 9/11 because I know the official story of 9/11!During the past 15 years I have not met a single individual who,... Read more...
U.S. suspicion of Saudi ties to 9/11 outlined in declassified 2002 intelligence report
More than two dozen top secret investigative pages that contributed to the government's official 9/11 report were finally released Friday, following... Read more...
Trump team memo on climate change alarms Energy Department staff
President-elect Donald Trump's Energy Department transition team sent the agency a memo this week asking for the names of people who have worked on... Read more...
Giuliani pulls name from contention for secretary of state
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pulled out of the secretary of state sweepstakes late last month, President-elect Donald Trump’s transition... Read more...
The Millions Trump’s Businesses Made From His Campaign
Donald Trump ran as a billionaire businessman whose ability to finance his campaign from his own deep pockets would keep him free from the influence... Read more...
Trump just offered yet another Goldman veteran a spot in his administration
Donald Trumphas offered Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn a key economic post, which would add to the administration another veteran of the powerful... Read more...
Judge refuses to end Wisconsin recount: report
A federal judge on Friday dismissed a request from President-elect Donald Trump's supporters to halt a recount in Wisconsin, according to a new... Read more...
The House Science Committee is spreading ‘fake news, bad science, and basically, crap’
In the era of fake news, it is downright cringe-worthy when an ostensibly reliable source — a House of Representatives committee, for... Read more...
Congress allows rule permitting mass hacking by government to take effect
In a defeat for privacy advocates, Senate leaders rebuffed a last-ditch effort by a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday to allow a vote to block a... Read more...
Congressman's grandson fatally shot over shoes
Chicago police say a dispute over basketball shoes led to the fatal shooting of the grandson of Illinois U.S. Rep. Danny Davis.Police spokesman... Read more...
The Glory Days of Elizabeth Warren’s CFPB Are Numbered
On Nov. 9, Senator Elizabeth Warren paid a visit to the headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, the agency she... Read more...
Paul Ryan unanimously renominated as House speaker, will face Jan. 3 vote
Republicans in Congress unanimously renominated Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as speaker of the House for another two years Tuesday.A revitalized GOP on... Read more...
A grim tally soars: More than 50,000 overdose deaths in US
More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever.The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of... Read more...
John Glenn, first US astronaut to orbit Earth, dies aged 95
Former astronaut and US senator John Glenn has died in Ohio aged 95.  Glenn became a national hero in 1962 when he became the first American to... Read more...
Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr. CEO Tapped as Labor Secretary
President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly tap Andy Puzder, chief executive of the company that owns the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. franchises, to be... Read more...
This day in history 75 years ago: Pearl Harbor attacked
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which prompted America to become involved in World War II. In the early... Read more...
U.S. Supreme Court Hands Down Three Unanimous Rulings
The U.S. Supreme Court handed down three unanimous rulings on Tuesday, including a victory for Samsung in an ongoing patent dispute with Apple. The... Read more...
Former Child Soldier Denies War Crimes In Trial At International Criminal Court
The Lord's Resistance Army committed horrifying crimes against civilians for almost three decades, killing thousands in northern Uganda and beyond... Read more...
Hundreds Of Immigrant Moms And Kids Freed From Detention After Texas Court Ruling
Hundreds of women and children were released from two family detention centers over the weekend, after a Texas state judge sided with critics who say... Read more...
Knesset okays controversial West Bank outpost bill in preliminary vote
The Knesset plenum on Monday approved a new draft of a bill to recognize West Bank outposts built on private Palestinian land, a controversial... Read more...
Israel's Lehava stirs 'anarchy' in Jerusalem
Four youths in black T-shirts, bearing a distinctive yellow-flame insignia, approached "A" in July as he got out of a taxi in central Jerusalem to... Read more...
How Indigenous Activists in Norway Got the First Bank to Pull Out of the Dakota Access Pipeline
On November 8, 2016, Beaska Niillas, chairman of the Norwegian Sámi Association (NSA) walked into a conference room in Oslo, Norway, with his wife,... Read more...
Alex Baer: The New Abnormal
We pretty much imagined life would change the minute we had seen Orange-Head's numbers tallying on the Electoral College board.  Not long after, we... Read more...
Alex Baer: SHUT.IT.DOWN.
There's keeping an open and hopeful mindset, and there's ignoring the bus and truck which have leapt the curb and are coming straight at you.Last... Read more...
Alex Baer: Day Four: Pandora's Clubhouse
Thanks for coming by later in the day today than we've been meeting lately.  I'm sure that you, like me, just wanted to linger under the warm... Read more...
Alex Baer: Day Three: 'Very Unfair'
Yes, I know:  I keep waking up in TrumpWorld, too.  The thought clicks into place about two seconds after my eyes open and consciousness dawns. ... Read more...
Alex Baer: Day Two: Triage Tango
Another election.  Another Veterans Day.  Another round of triage.  Yes, it's a new day.  Welcome to Group.Might be nice to start out this... Read more...
Donald Trump Picks Fossil Fuel-Friendly Oklahoma Attorney General To Head EPA
President-elect Donald Trump has picked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Reuters... Read more...
Ohio 'heartbeat bill' abortion ban moves to governor
Ohio would have the country's most restrictive abortion laws under a bill sent to Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday, as leading Republicans were emboldened... Read more...
Ikea Is Giving Its Employees Up To Four Months Of Paid Parental Leave
The furniture giant Ikea is rolling out a paid parental leave plan that’s likely to be the envy of workers in the American retail space. According... Read more...
VA may have infected 600 veterans with HIV and Hepatitis
Nearly 600 veterans could have been infected with HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C at a Veterans Affairs facility in Tomah, Wis. because a dentist... Read more...
Abortion Rights Groups Sue 3 More States As Trump Inauguration Nears
As they prepare for a potentially massive threat to abortion access under the Donald Trump administration, Planned Parenthood and two of its allies... Read more...
'Vulnerable' to extinction: What giraffes are up against
The giraffe is now on the official list of animals and plants that could face extinction in the future.The majestic animal, which is the tallest land... Read more...
What happens if Delaware-sized iceberg breaks off Antarctica?
NASA is keeping a close eye on a 70-mile-long rift in an Antarctica ice shelf that could produce a massive iceberg and indirectly lead to rising sea... Read more...
The Weather Channel calls out Breitbart for climate change skepticism
The Weather Channel turned up the heat on Breitbart News on Tuesday, calling out the publication’s skepticism on climate change with a scorching... Read more...
Al Gore meets with president-elect and Ivanka Trump
Gore added that prior to the meeting with Trump he'd met with Ivanka Trump, but that "the bulk of the time was with the president-elect, Donald... Read more...
Feds deny permit for Dakota Access pipeline
Federal officials have denied the final permits required for the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineers on... Read more...
USGS: Largest oil deposit ever found in U.S. discovered in Texas
The U.S. Geological Survey recently discovered the largest continuous oil and gas deposit ever found in the United States, officials said Tuesday.The... Read more...
Nuclear reactor at Indian Point plant in N.Y. shut down again after leak found
One of two reactor units at a nuclear power plant near New York City has been taken offline for the second time in four months after leakage was... Read more...
Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone
Portugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of... Read more...
Big Banks Aided Firm At Center Of International Bribery Scandal
No business can operate without bankers — not even the bribery business.British financial giant HSBC and American bailout kingpin Citibank... Read more...
U.S. Oil Industry Giant Paid Millions To A Company At The Center Of Huge Corruption Scandal
The American engineering and construction firm KBR hired Unaoil — an obscure Monaco-based company now involved in a massive international bribery... Read more...
U.N. reports thousands trapped in Aleppo, hundreds missing
Hundreds are missing after crossing from the rebel-held eastern area of Aleppo, Syria, to the government-controlled area, a United Nations spokesman... Read more...
South Korea's parliament votes to impeach President Park Geun-hye
South Korea's National Assembly legislature has voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal that has lasted for months and led... Read more...
Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to appear on banknote
A black woman often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the... Read more...
Pfizer fined $106 million for drug price increase of 2,600% in Britain
Britain's antitrust regulator fined Pfizer Inc. a record $107 million Wednesday because of skyrocketing price increases for generic versions of the... Read more...
Pakistan: All 48 killed in PIA PK 661 plane crash
All 48 people on board a Pakistani passenger plane, which crashed in the country's mountainous north, have died, the airline's chairman has... Read more...
German firms including BMW pull advertising from Breitbart
Major German companies including BMW have stopped advertising on Breitbart, the rightwing US news and opinion site that campaigned for Donald Trump... Read more...
Megyn Kelly accuses Trump social media director of inciting online abuse
Journalist Megyn Kelly, who is under armed guard after receiving death threats, has accused Donald Trump’s social media director of stirring hatred... Read more...
Canadian reporter barred from entering the US.
Ed Ou is used to crossing borders.The award-winning Canadian photojournalist has spent the past decade travelling to the kinds of places where being... Read more...
Kellogg Is Latest Company To Pull Advertising From Breitbart
Kellogg is pulling advertisements from Breitbart, a website that traffics in racist, sexist and anti-Semitic content. A Kellogg spokesman told The... Read more...
WikiLeaks releases thousands of 1979 diplomatic cables
WikiLeaks on Monday released more than 500,000 diplomatic cables from President Jimmy Carter’s administration.The cables, all of which were sent by... Read more...
Military targets handling of misconduct cases
Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press... Read more...
Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste
The Pentagon on Tuesday played down a study that found $125 billion of waste in its business operations, saying it had “limited value.”The... Read more...
U.S. to return part of Okinawa military base to Japan
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on Tuesday said the United States will return some land on the Okinawa military base to Japan.Carter made the... Read more...
Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial
A former prisoner of war accused of endangering his U.S. comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan is asking President Barack Obama to pardon... Read more...
Big blunders behind botched U.S.-led strike in Syria in September: inquiry
A U.S. military investigation has concluded that a series of "unintentional human errors" led to a coalition air strike on Sept. 17 that killed... Read more...
Mars lander smashed into ground at 540km/h after misjudging its altitude
A tiny lander that crashed on Mars last month flew into the red planet at 540km/h (335mph) instead of gently gliding to a stop, after a computer... Read more...
U.S. weather satellite's launch promises 'quantum leap' in forecasts
A U.S. weather satellite that will "revolutionize" forecasting blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Saturday, promising to deliver continuous... Read more...
Stephen Hawking: We might have 1,000 years left on Earth
Science celebrity Stephen Hawking says the only way humankind can escape mass extinction is to find another planet.And the clock is ticking.During a... Read more...
Cosmic-ray detector finds possible crack in Earth's magnetic shield
The world's largest, most sensitive cosmic-ray detector has identified a potential crack in Earth's magnetic field.The weakness was revealed by a... Read more...
Greenland fossils showcase recovery from extinction event 252 million years ago
Some 252 million years ago, the planet suffered the most catastrophic mass extinction event in its 4.5 billion-year history.A trove of newly... Read more...
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681 Iraqi government fuels 'war for oil' theories by putting reserves up for biggest ever sale Reggie
682 War-weary Saddam victims miss his iron rule Reggie
683 Afghanistan Facing "Downward Spiral" Jesse Richard
684 Pentagon sees reconciliation with Taliban, not Qaeda Reggie
685 Webb Urges Halt To U.S. Propaganda In Iraq Reggie
686 Mullen: Afghanistan military situation will worsen next year Reggie
687 New U.S. intelligence report warns 'victory' not certain in Iraq Reggie
688 30 Civilians Died in Afghan Raid, U.S. Inquiry Finds Jesse Richard
689 When is a Holocaust Not a Holocaust? Jesse Richard
690 U.S. to allies: Fight in Afghanistan or write check Jesse Richard
691 Talks with Taliban the only way forward in Afghanistan, says UK commander Reggie
692 Afghan victory hopes played down Reggie
693 Govt. Uses Contractors to Probe Iraq Contractors Jesse Richard
694 Company charged with fraud in Afghan war contracts Reggie
695 Blackwater Machine Gun Found in Raid on Iraqi Insurgents Jesse: TvNewsLIES
696 Baghdad shaken by suicide attacks Reggie
697 British Envoy Says Mission in Afghanistan is Doomed, According to Leaked Memo Reggie
698 Iraq signs bln-dollar power deals with GE, Siemens Reggie
699 British troops 'will leave Iraq within a year' Reggie
700 Iraqi Red Crescent Paralyzed by Allegations Reggie

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