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Authorities say Texas, Missouri, officers shot in ambushes Authorities say Texas, Missouri, officers shot in ambushes
- November 22, 2016

Det. Benjamin Marconi, 50, was shot Sunday morning in his squad auto while writing a ticket during a traffic stop. "It's always hard, especially in this this day and age, where police are being targeted across the country", McManus said. McManus wouldn't detail what the suspect said, only that he asked a question. "We have a responsibility to our families, and just like I told my wife, I'll do everything I can to make sure I come home safe", Mata said. (more...)
How a lobbyist ban hurts Trump How a lobbyist ban hurts Trump
- November 22, 2016

With more than 500 related businesses on his personal financial disclosure forms , Trump likely will be the nation's wealthiest president, with the largest financial portfolio in American history. The move is on par with a purge within the transition team that took place earlier this week - after Vice President-elect Mike Pence took over the efforts from New Jersey Gov. (more...)
Trump's lobbyist ban complicates administration hiring Trump's lobbyist ban complicates administration hiring
- November 22, 2016

So I called someone up who comes from that world. It's no wonder this message had appeal during the campaign. Trump himself alluded to the difficulty of finding qualified non-lobbyists during his "60 Minutes" interview over the weekend , saying lobbyists needed to be "phased out" more gradually. (more...)
Divided Cyprus' Rival Leaders Still Looking for Land Deal Divided Cyprus' Rival Leaders Still Looking for Land Deal
- November 22, 2016

Talks aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island of Cyprus broke up after two days of meetings between Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart Mustafa Akinci at Mont Pelerin on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. (more...)
Saudi-led coalition says no extension to 48-hour Yemen truce Saudi-led coalition says no extension to 48-hour Yemen truce
- November 22, 2016

Visiting neighboring Oman last Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that both sides had agreed to a deal whereby the Houthis would leave Yemen's major cities and the factions would form a national unity government. And warplanes also conducted numerous sorties over Sanaa on early Monday. Yemen's 20-month-old war has left more than 7,000 people dead and almost 37,000 wounded, the World Health Organization announced in its latest toll update. (more...)
Ranked Duke Beats Penn State In Tip-Off Tournament
- November 22, 2016

Penn State trailed 72-57 with just under 5 minutes to play, but went on a 9-2 run before the Blue Devils closed out the game. The 6-foot-10 sophomore was on the floor for several minutes before being helped off the court. They will face top-ranked Duke for the championship Sunday. "I recruited the heck out of Kyle", said Chambers. "We make sure that we're ready to go". (more...)
Obama expects Trump queries on trip to Greece, Germany, Peru Obama expects Trump queries on trip to Greece, Germany, Peru
- November 22, 2016

Met with President Obama for first time". But the protests are much deeper than simply not accepting a presidential outcome, said Mark Anthony Neal, professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University in North Carolina who said it's the manifestation of true fears and concerns many have with a Trump presidency. (more...)
Egypt journalist unionists get 2 years' jail for harbouring colleagues Egypt journalist unionists get 2 years' jail for harbouring colleagues
- November 22, 2016

Yahia Qalash, Khaled Al-Balshy and Gamal Abdel-Rahim were also fined $650 after a seven-month trial for harbouring two wanted journalists. Amnesty International said that the trial, which started in June, was "a risky escalation of the Egyptian authorities' draconian clampdown on freedom of expression ". (more...)
Operation Christmas Child collecting donations Operation Christmas Child collecting donations
- November 22, 2016

Internationally, 11.2 million boxes were sent to 110 countries. "Every box received school supplies", McKenzie said. Some make it there by Christmas, but others are delayed by worldwide shipping and customs and may not reach children until the spring. (more...)
Israel to miss French peace conference, wants direct talks
- November 21, 2016

Israeli officials today accused the conference of being a "distraction". Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian official, said Vimont had made clear at the meeting that France would issue invitations to the conference in December. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led a chorus of Israeli leaders in trumpeting Donald Trump's upset victory in the USA presidential election. We are here to keep the peace. (more...)
Many outdoor activities banned as fires burn across South Many outdoor activities banned as fires burn across South
- November 21, 2016

The fires closed parts of the Appalachian Trail, along with parks, roads and stretches of highways, and forced the evacuation of about 1,000 residents, the governor's office said in a statement. As several women assembled care packages Tuesday, Brittany Keener said "we really need lubricating eye drops!" "As a firefighter in Zebulon, we show up to a fire and we put it out". (more...)
Relentless smoke spreads fear at edge of southern wildfires
- November 21, 2016

The fires have led to burn bans in many counties and an air quality alert. In Georgia, more than 28,000 acres are burning, according to Burnett, forcing the evacuation of about 60 homes. In light of the fires in western N.C., government tactics have gone underway for preventative measures. That blaze was caused by a lightning strike, said U.S. (more...)
Russia Says It Was in Contact With Trump's Team During Campaign
- November 21, 2016

He said Russian Federation and the U.S. must address the "very, very risky challenge of global terrorism" together. He said such contacts are "quite natural, quite normal". Among Trump's inner circle was Paul Manafort, a longtime Republican operative who'd advised a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party before its ouster over alleged corruption. (more...)
"Retaliation" suspected in airport shooting
- November 21, 2016

Travelers wait at a police checkpoint at Will Rogers World Airport , Tuesday, Nov. 15 2016, in Oklahoma City . They said he started as a ramp agent at the airline in 1999. "Our focus remains on offering support to the Winchester family and Southwest employees during this hard time", King said. The shooting happened near an area where lot of other employees park. (more...)
Deputy US marshal fatally shot in southeast Georgia
- November 21, 2016

The 26-year agent from the Service's field office in Macon suffered the fatal wounds despite wearing a protective vest, officials told The Macon Telegraph . No one was struck. The suspect was killed by federal officers who returned fire. Carter ended up leading officers on a auto chase, the sheriff's office said, and fired shots at the officers as he left his vehicle and escaped on foot. (more...)
Manchester City's Yaya Toure Claims He Knew Pep Guardiola Would Need Him Manchester City's Yaya Toure Claims He Knew Pep Guardiola Would Need Him
- November 21, 2016

The freakish sight was witnessed after Toure scored the winning goal in the 83rd minute to seal a 2-1 victory for City that elevates them to second in the Premier League table ahead of Chelsea's trip to Middlesbrough on Sunday afternoon. At the end, we were lucky to... "The position in the league will put that little bit of added pressure on us and hopefully doesn't force mistakes like we have seen in the last two games". (more...)
Tens of thousands protest in South Korea, call for president to quit Tens of thousands protest in South Korea, call for president to quit
- November 21, 2016

College student Kim Seo-yeon told AFP: "Park should squarely face the prosecution's investigation and step down herself". Smaller protests have taken place daily in past weeks amid growing calls for Park to step down, although opposition parties have yet to make a serious push for her resignation or impeachment for fears of negatively impacting next year's presidential elections. (more...)
Obama: Democratic Party Needs To Reflect, 'Show Up Everywhere' Obama: Democratic Party Needs To Reflect, 'Show Up Everywhere'
- November 21, 2016

I don't think we have heard the last of her email scandal or the Clinton Foundation but we'll have to see. But if there is real change in the wind, if voters are to have a chance at seeing the new directions they have demanded, there is a necessary step that will energize some and unnerve others, and not necessarily along party lines. (more...)
Trump says he settled Trump University lawsuit because he's too busy Trump says he settled Trump University lawsuit because he's too busy
- November 21, 2016

The deal was struck Friday to settle two class-action lawsuits in California and a case brought in NY state, whose attorney general called the university a scam. "This case has been unprecedented in so many ways", he told AFP. As a result, Trump was sued by three former students in NY and California for misleading them about the program, each of which paid $35,000 to attend. (more...)
Southerners urged to use masks to avoid wildfires smoke
- November 20, 2016

He says there's a 20 percent chance late Sunday and early Monday, and then another 20 percent chance for the border of North Carolina and Tennessee on late Tuesday and early Wednesday. "We got everything packed that we could", she said, which included seven animals. In Hamilton County, officials say the Sheriff's Office is asking another small neighborhood near Mowbray Mountain to evacuate. (more...)
Sanders to Trump: Rescind Bannon appointment, keep promises Sanders to Trump: Rescind Bannon appointment, keep promises
- November 20, 2016

There is certainly a strong case that Sanders would have beaten Trump; people voting for him would have been as passionate as those that voted for Trump. I'll tell you how I understand it. People were pumped up. Democrats hated Republicans and Trump for being "racist, homophobic, sexist and misogynistic", while Republicans hated Democrats for being "lazy, ignorant and naïve". (more...)
Netanyahu accepts Trump invite for meeting in US
- November 20, 2016

A day after his election, Trump invited Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House "at the earliest opportunity". Netanyahu, who has had a rocky relationship with President Barack Obama, issued a statement congratulating Trump and hailed him as a "true friend" of Israel. (more...)
Yemeni officials, residents: 20 killed in city of Taiz
- November 20, 2016

Heavy fighting between government forces and rebels in north and west Yemen has left 51 dead, officials said , ending hopes for a ceasefire that was supposed to take effect Thursday. During an emergency meeting held in Makkah, fifty-one representatives of Islamic states have made a decision to address a letter to the United Nations on behalf of OIC's executive committee, Al Arabiya said in a report. (more...)
Texas dedicates Capitol monument to African-Americans Texas dedicates Capitol monument to African-Americans
- November 20, 2016

About two dozen individuals with the White Lives Matter group demonstrated against what they called the unequal application of hate crimes laws, which they say are applied in a way that favors minorities. During the unveiling ceremony, Abbott told a crowd in attendance that the monument honors African-Americans who helped grow Texas. Just a few hundred feet away, several groups of protesters who began to gather halfway through the memorial ceremony amassed to more than 300. (more...)
Storm Angus arrives on Sunday as first Autumn storm of 2016
- November 20, 2016

Storm Angus is expected to move northeast across the south of the country, bringing heavy showers to the area. Storm Angus is set to sweep across southern England throughout the remainder of the weekend, with gusts of up to 55mph expected inland. (more...)

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