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Southern Baptist report on slavery includes no reflection on equality today
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

"They did a very good job reckoning with the past, and a not-so-good job reckoning with the present,” a professor of history said.

Rudy Giuliani claims Michael Cohen hush payments, possible Russia collusion 'not a crime'
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Giuliani asserted in two contentious Sunday show interviews that there has been no wrong doing on the part of the president.

The top 10 pop albums of 2018 were disillusioned, experimental — and anxious
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

The artists who created the year’s ten best albums may surprise you.

Scientists are blowing up big batches of homemade lava. Here's why.
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

The experiments could help researchers understand how volcanic eruptions generate dangerous "lava bombs."

Pete Davidson gets apology from comedian for a mocking post
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

"Didn’t realize Pete Davidson posted an actual genuinely scary IG note," Michael Rapaport said Saturday in his apology.

North Korea condemns latest US sanctions
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

The measures threaten to "block the path to denuclearisation forever", the North says.

HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 34
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

New York police officers went to Colin Kroll's Manhattan flat after a request to check on him.

Owner who demolished famed San Francisco house must build replica
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

The man had illegally demolished a famed San Francisco home built in the 1930s.

Brazil 'faith healer' John of God surrenders to police
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

"John of God", who is accused of abusing 300 women, said he surrendered to "earthly justice".

Japan explosion: Dozens injured in Sapporo restaurant blast
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

A large fire broke out after an explosion in the city of Sapporo, injuring more than 40 people.

Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old Swedish environmental activist, all but shamed the 190 countries represented at the UN's COP24 conference
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old Swedish environmental activist, all but shamed the 190 countries represented at the United Nations COP24 conference in Poland last week.

COP24 climate talks end in agreement -- barely
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

After two weeks of discordant and emotional negotiations, the nations of the world agreed Saturday night on a set of rules meant to help curb global warming.

Don't believe these climate change lies
Posted on Monday December 10, 2018

CNN's team of meteorologists debunk common climate change myths spread by some politicians and pundits.

2019 is the year the Supreme Court will make or break Trump
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Since Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed in early October, the Supreme Court has stayed mostly above the fray, adjusting to a new colleague and hearing a docket of cases that lack the blockbuster status of previous terms.

David Attenborough's dire warning on climate change
Posted on Monday December 03, 2018

Renowned nature broadcaster David Attenborough speaks to CNN's Christiane Amanpour after telling world leaders that climate change could lead to collapse of civilizations and much of the natural world at the COP24 UN climate conference.

'SNL' shows world without Donald Trump as president in 'It's a Wonderful Life' spoof
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

The show did a sendup of the classic Christmas film with Jimmy Stewart.

Wintry mix makes its way into Northeast to close out weekend
Posted on Monday December 17, 2018

Rain and some inland ice and snow are on tap for Sunday.

Rudy Giuliani, Trump's lawyer, blasts Michael Cohen as 'pathetic'
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

"The man is pathetic. That’s a lawyer you were interviewing," Rudy Giuliani told George Stephanopoulos after watching a clip of Cohen's exclusive interview with ABC News.

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

But questions remain after closing of lab found to be falsifying test results.

Brazil police say faith healer has turned himself in
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Celebrity Brazilian faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women

Strasbourg honors Christmas market terror victims; 5th person dead in attack
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

More than 1,000 people filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week’s shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as number of people killed rose to five.

Dems, White House refuse to budge over border wall as Friday shutdown looms
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

The Trump administration Sunday reaffirmed the president's insistence that he would allow a partial shutdown of the federal government if Congress does not provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, with senior adviser Stephen Miller calling it a "fundamental issue."

French city honors victims of Christmas market attack
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

People filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week's shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as the death toll rose to five.

Kylie Jenner weighs in on Kanye West's feud with Drake, says it's 'only positive energy' with Travis Scott
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Kylie Jenner is shutting down swirling rumors that her boyfriend Travis Scott is in the midst of a feud with her brother-in-law Kanye West.

Camp Fire clean-up crew members who posted offensive photos from burn zone are fired; criminal probe launched
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Three construction company employees assigned to clean up the Camp Fire burn zone were fired — and face a criminal investigation — after one of them allegedly posted to social media a series of offensive photos showing themselves in the scorched Northern California area, the company announced.

A Shutdown Looms. Can the G.O.P. Get Lawmakers to Show Up to Vote?
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Even if President Trump ultimately embraces a solution that avoids a shutdown, House Republican leaders do not know whether they will have the votes to pass it.

Elizabeth Warren, Speaking to Black Graduates, Warns ‘the Rules Are Rigged’
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

The speech is the latest indication of how seriously Ms. Warren is taking outreach to black communities in preparation of a possible presidential campaign.

Chris Collins Overcomes Indictment, Absentee Ballots, to Capture 4th House Term
Posted on Friday December 14, 2018

After his indictment on insider trading charges, Representative Chris Collins ended his re-election campaign, only to resurrect it in September.

China’s Detention Camps for Muslims Turn to Forced Labor
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

A satellite image taken in September shows an internment camp in Xinjiang. The buildings in the upper left corner appear to be of a design commonly used by factories.

How McKinsey Has Helped Raise the Stature of Authoritarian Governments
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Monuments to Kiev’s founders burned during anti-government demonstrations in 2014. The protests led to the ouster of President Viktor F. Yanukovych, who rose to power with the help of McKinsey.

New Brexit vote would 'break faith' with British, says May
Posted on Monday December 17, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May will state her opposition to a second Brexit referendum on Monday, telling parliament such a vote would "break faith" with British people and do "irreparable damage" to politics.

UK signs air service deal with Switzerland for post-Brexit flights
Posted on Monday December 17, 2018

British transport minister Chris Grayling will sign an agreement with Switzerland on Monday to ensure air services continue to operate between the two countries after Brexit.

Uber welcomes, unions criticize UK plan to maintain flexible gig economy
Posted on Monday December 17, 2018

Uber Technologies Inc welcomed on Monday the British government's response to a review into workplace rights, which looks set to preserve the business models of gig economy companies, but unions rubbished the business ministry's plans.

Pemex aims for splash in shallow waters, retreats from the deeps
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Mexican state-run oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos will focus on existing shallow water assets and refining next year at the expense of riskier, deepwater projects under a new government that has vowed to turn around the ailing company.

Saudi Arabia denounces U.S. Senate position on Khashoggi: statement
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry denounced "recent position of US senate" saying the Jamal Khashoggi incident is a crime that does not reflect the policy of the kingdom, in a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency late on Sunday.

'Republicans will never stop': Obama slams GOP after ruling against Affordable Care Act
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

"If they can’t get it done in Congress, they’ll keep trying in the courts, even when it puts people’s pre-existing conditions coverage at risk," he said.

     
 
 

Catholic Church: Religious orders kept reports of child sex abuse secret for years
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Authorities threaten legal action, and Catholic religious orders could soon face an unprecedented wave of scrutiny over sex abuse claims.

     
 
 

Texas judge who approved plea deal for alleged Baylor University rapist faces public backlash
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

The public outrage over a Baylor rape case has spurred nearly 100,000 people to sign a petition supporting the removal of the judge who approved a plea agreement that included no jail time.

     
 
 

Girl who died in Border Patrol custody fled impoverished Guatemala village
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

The 7-year-old was excited about a new life in the U.S. Maybe she would get her first toy or learn to read. Instead, she died in Border Patrol custody.

     
 
 

'The man is pathetic': Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani goes on offensive against Michael Cohen, prosecutors
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

In May, before Cohen turned on Trump, Giuliani called him "an honest, honorable lawyer."

     
 
 

Miller: Trump "absolutely" willing to shut down gov't over wall
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Stephen Miller, a top White House adviser, says President Trump will do "whatever is necessary" to build the border wall

Pro-government forces unleash airstrikes in Yemen
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Despite a ceasefire to begin Tuesday, there was more fighting Sunday in and around the port city of Hodeida in Yemen

42 people injured in Japan restaurant explosion
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Dozens were hurt Sunday night in Sapporo's Toyohira district, one person was in serious condition; cause of blast is under investigation

Colin Kroll, HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder, dies at 34
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Colin Kroll, the CEO and co-founder of the popular HQ Trivia app, has died, the company said Sunday

What's in store for Sears?
Posted on Saturday December 15, 2018

At its peak, it was the biggest retailer in the world, and its catalog proved the company could be a disruptive innovator; today it's mired in bankruptcy

Stephen Miller says Trump prepared to shut down government over border wall
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Senior adviser says ‘We’re going to do whatever is necessary to build the border wall’

A top aide to Donald Trump insisted on Sunday that the administration is prepared to shut down the government in order to get the funding it demands to build a long-promised wall on the US-Mexico border.

Democrats, in response, flatly refused to shift position in order to help avoid such a government freeze.

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Jaguar Land Rover to 'axe up to 5,000 jobs'
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Analysts say carmaker will outline job cuts in new year as part of drive to combat Brexit and falling sales

Jaguar Land Rover is planning to announce thousands of job cuts in the new year as part of a £2.5bn savings plan to ward off the threat from Brexit, falling sales in China and a drop in demand for diesel cars.

Britain’s biggest carmaker employs 40,000 in the UK and has already cut 1,000 temporary contract workers at its plant in Solihull, which builds Range Rovers and the Land Rover Discovery SUV. It has also reduced working hours for some workers, including at its Wolverhampton factory in the run-up to Christmas.

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Japan explosion: dozens injured as blast destroys Sapporo restaurant
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Large blast and fire wrecks building in Sapporo, leaving more than 40 people hurt

A large explosion and fire has wrecked a restaurant in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo, injuring more than 40 people, including children.

Pictures from the scene following the blast on Sunday evening showed firefighters searching the building which appeared to have been virtually demolished.

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Israel chides Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as capital
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Canberra ‘mistaken’ in support for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem, minister says

Israel signalled its displeasure on Sunday with Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital.

The country’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu remained silent on Canberra’s move at the weekly Israeli cabinet meeting, which he often uses to hold forth in public on diplomatic developments, but a minister close to him said it was a mistake to contradict the notion of Israeli control over the whole city.

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Anger grows after death of Guatemalan migrant girl held in US
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Family of girl disputes the American government’s claim that she had not had food or water for days beforehand

The family of the young Guatemalan girl who died in the custody of US border officials after crossing the border is disputing the American government’s claim that she had not had food or water for days beforehand.

Anger is growing over the death of Jakelin Caal Maquin, seven, which emerged last week and immediately sparked uproar about harsh immigration and border policies being pursued by the Trump administration.

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Protests Grip Hungary In Response To Overtime Measure That Critics Call A 'Slave Law'
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

The new law allows employers to ask staff to work up to 400 hours per year of overtime — but employers can delay payment for up to three years.

Ukraine Moves To Form A Unified Orthodox Church Independent From Russia
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

The move comes at a time of heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and has already drawn condemnation from Moscow.

'I Wish I Had Never Been President': SNL Imagines 'It's A Wonderful Trump'
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Celebrity cameos reappear to imagine a world where Trump lost the 2016 election.

Cambodia Nabs More Than 3 Tons Of Illegal Ivory
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

A tip from the U.S. Embassy alerted Cambodian authorities to a haul of at least 3.2 tons of ivory that shipped from Mozambique.

Alaska Fishermen Hauling A Bigger Catch With Gear They Get To Use For The First Time
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Alaska fishermen who took advantage of new regulations allowing them to fish with a previously banned piece of gear are happy they saved their catch from hungry whales.

Southern Baptist report on slavery includes no reflection on equality today
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

"They did a very good job reckoning with the past, and a not-so-good job reckoning with the present,” a professor of history said.

Rudy Giuliani claims Michael Cohen hush payments, possible Russia collusion 'not a crime'
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Giuliani asserted in two contentious Sunday show interviews that there has been no wrong doing on the part of the president.

The top 10 pop albums of 2018 were disillusioned, experimental — and anxious
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

The artists who created the year’s ten best albums may surprise you.

Scientists are blowing up big batches of homemade lava. Here's why.
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

The experiments could help researchers understand how volcanic eruptions generate dangerous "lava bombs."

Pete Davidson gets apology from comedian for a mocking post
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

"Didn’t realize Pete Davidson posted an actual genuinely scary IG note," Michael Rapaport said Saturday in his apology.

More than 40 people injured in Japan restaurant explosion - NBC News
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

  1. More than 40 people injured in Japan restaurant explosion  NBC News
  2. Japan: huge flames and smoke after explosion at restaurant  Guardian News
  3. 42 people injured in Japan restaurant explosion  Yahoo News
  4. Explosion at restaurant in Japan injures more than 40, officials say  Fox News
  5. Dozens injured after explosion at restaurant in northern Japan  South China Morning Post
  6. View full coverage on Google News

New EU referendum would break faith with Britons, May to warn MPs - BBC News
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

  1. New EU referendum would break faith with Britons, May to warn MPs  BBC News
  2. After a Week of Crisis, Theresa May's Team Rejects New Brexit Referendum  TIME
  3. Brexit pressure rises, but UK government says no to second vote  Reuters Canada
  4. The Observer view on why the only sensible option for Britain is a second vote  The Guardian
  5. Theresa May condemns Tony Blair's new Brexit vote call  BBC News
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Sri Lankan president reinstates the prime minister he sacked - Fox News
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

  1. Sri Lankan president reinstates the prime minister he sacked  Fox News
  2. Ranil Wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka reinstates ousted prime minister  BBC News
  3. Sri Lanka: PM Wickremesinghe reinstated after weeks of crisis | Al Jazeera English  Al Jazeera English
  4. Sri Lanka’s prime minister reinstated, ending political crisis  The Washington Post
  5. Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns  The Telegraph
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Saudi Arabia denounces U.S. Senate position on Khashoggi: statement - Reuters
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

  1. Saudi Arabia denounces U.S. Senate position on Khashoggi: statement  Reuters
  2. Turkish FM: EU countries turning blind eye to Khashoggi murder | Al Jazeera English  Al Jazeera English
  3. Turkish foreign minister criticizes Saudis; says 'didn't share anything' on Khashoggi murder  CNBC
  4. The Saudis were asking to be condemned by the Senate  New York Post
  5. The unsuccessful whitewashing of MBS's image as peacemaker  Al Jazeera English
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Ukraine Orthodox leaders approve break with Russian church - Washington Examiner
Posted on Saturday December 15, 2018

  1. Ukraine Orthodox leaders approve break with Russian church  Washington Examiner
  2. Amid Russia Tensions, Ukraine Moves Toward Separate Church  The New York Times
  3. Ukraine Moves To Form A Unified Orthodox Church Independent From Russia  NPR
  4. New Ukrainian Church Marks a Victory for President, Setback for Moscow  The Wall Street Journal
  5. Ukraine creates new Orthodox church independent from Russia  Al Jazeera English
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Cop Punched in Face at Hoboken Santacon; 14 Arrested: Police
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018



Fourteen people were arrested at Hoboken's Santacon on Saturday, including one man who punched a police sergeant in the face, the police chief said on Twitter.

Good Samaritan Thwarts Man Who Tried to Kidnap Girl: Sources
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Relin Estrada, 40, is escorted by police.

Wreath Wrath Resolution? Holland Tunnel Decor Results Coming
Posted on Monday December 17, 2018



Distraught commuters could learn Monday whether the tyranny of the misplaced wreathes on the Holland Tunnel will come to an end.
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Woman Pushed to Ground, Sexually Assaulted in Queens: NYPD
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018



A woman was pushed to the ground and sexually assaulted in Queens early Sunday, police said.

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Police: Lyft Driver Sexually Abused Passenger During Ride
Posted on Sunday December 16, 2018

Suffolk County police released the inset photo of Hussein Saleh.