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  • Donald Trump And Ted Cruz Seal Alliance In Texas After 'Little Difficulties' news

    President Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) were all smiles during a

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:14:18 -0400
  • Jamal Khashoggi's Fiancée Put Under 24-Hour Police Protection In Turkey news

    Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has reportedly been placed under 24-hour police protection in Turkey.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 05:15:05 -0400
  • Kmart employee gives emotional announcement before the store closed permanently news

    The once-beloved American retailer Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy earlier

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:46:09 -0400
  • How Blackstone Landed $20 Billion From Saudis for New Fund news

    One way Blackstone agreed to do just that: For every dollar that any other investor pays the asset manager to oversee its cash, Saudi Arabia gets to pay 15 cents less. In exchange, the Saudis will match other investors’ deposits in the fund.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:43:18 -0400
  • Suspect in fatal University of Utah shooting found dead after manhunt news

    A University of Utah student was fatally shot on campus Monday night, prompting a university lockdown and a citywide manhunt as police scoured the area for clues.

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:09:36 -0400
  • Jordan wants Israel to return lands leased under 1994 peace deal news

    King Abdullah II announced Sunday that Jordan has notified Israel it wants to reclaim two small plots of territory leased under their 1994 peace deal. "We have informed Israel (that we are putting) an end to the application of the peace treaty annexes regarding Baqura and Ghumar," said the king, quoted by official news agency Petra. The land was leased to Israel for a 25-year renewable period under annexes of the 1994 peace treaty that lay down a one-year notice period, with Jordan retaining sovereignty.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:36:16 -0400
  • Best Bites: Apple pie fries news

    Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0400
  • Train derails in Taiwan

    One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north to Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when it went off the tracks shortly before 5 p.m., the government said in a statement.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 10:47:58 -0400
  • 5 Bible Museum Dead Sea Scrolls Exposed As Fakes news

    Five fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, some of the Museum of the Bible's most

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:41:06 -0400
  • Twitter Users Taunt 'Spineless' Ted Cruz For Bowing To Donald Trump After 2016 Insults news

    As President Donald Trump visited Texas to stump for Sen. Ted Cruz, an old

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 02:28:54 -0400
  • Dozens Injured After Floor Collapses During Party Near Clemson University news

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:57:05 -0400
  • Luke Bryan's Mother Returns to Home Severely Damaged by Hurricane Michael news

    LeClaire Bryan returned to her home to collect belongings and survey the damage.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:39:03 -0400
  • The Latest: Sweden, Denmark react to Erdogan speech news

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:47:44 -0400
  • China Officially Launched the World's Longest Sea Bridge Linking Hong Kong and Macau to the Mainland news

    The 34-mile mega-bridge connects Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 03:32:05 -0400
  • US army general wounded in Afghanistan attack news

    A US army general was among those injured in a Taliban attack on top US and Afghan security chiefs inside a highly secure compound last week in Kandahar province, a military spokesman confirmed.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:10:28 -0400
  • The Yenko Chevrolet Camaro Returns with up to 1000 Horsepower news

    It's also available with only 835 horses.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:12:00 -0400
  • Poland's local vote result a good sign for PiS: party chief Kaczynski

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's regional elections on Sunday bode well for the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party during a parliamentary vote next year, PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said. "We have won ... and this bodes well when it comes to the future, especially for the parliamentary election," Kaczynski said on Sunday after exit poll showed PiS had scored 32.3 percent in the vote for provincial assembly members. (Reporting by Warsaw Newsroom)

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:29:33 -0400
  • Costa Rica Rafting Accident Leaves 5 Dead, Including 4 American Bachelor Party Attendees news

    A white-water rafting excursion in Costa Rica turned deadly on Saturday when

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:37:23 -0400
  • Trump's Planned Nuclear Pact Withdrawal 'Not The Work Of A Great Mind,' Says Gorbachev news

    Former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev slammed U.S. President Donald

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:13:32 -0400
  • Geraldo Rivera Taunts Sean Hannity Over Migrant Fear: 'Are You Gonna Shoot 'Em, Sean?' news

    Sean Hannity and Geraldo Rivera got into a heated argument on Monday night as

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 05:21:49 -0400
  • The Latest: Suspect in Georgia officer's death shot, killed news

    SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local):

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:43:14 -0400
  • Jamal Khashoggi's 'ferocious' murder was planned by Saudi officials days before his death, says Erdogan news

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, said the killing of Jamal Khashoggi was "a political murder" planned in advance by Saudi operatives as he demanded that “the person who gave the order” be held accountable.  In his first major speech since the journalist disappeared, Mr Erdogan said the murder of the Washington Post columnist was pre-meditated and that several members of the so-called hit squad arrived in Istanbul ahead of Mr Khashoggi’s disappearance to scope out a forest.  Mr Erdogan said Turkey would not accept Saudi Arabia’s explanation that the killing was a botched operation carried out by rogue intelligence officials and implied he believed it was ordered by senior leaders. "The information obtained so far and the evidence found shows that Khashoggi was murdered in a ferocious manner," Erdogan told MPs in Ankara.   “Leaving some security and intelligence forces holding the bag will not satisfy us or the international community,” he said. “The human consciousness will not be satisfied until all those - from the person who gave the order to those who carried it out - are brought to account.”  Mr Erdogan said he wanted the 18 Saudi men who have been arrested for the murder to be extradited to Turkey to face charges, a challenge to the Saudi government which has said they will be tried in Saudi courts.   The Turkish president’s speech adds to pressure on Riyadh, which has been facing a wave of international scepticism since it announced over the weekend that Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, was not involved in the killing.  No mention of Mohammed bin Salman Mr Erdogan made no mention of the crown prince in his speech but said that Saudi Arabia’s own investigation would not be enough.  Nor did he make any reference to the tapes Turkish officials are believed to have of Mr Khashoggi’s torture and killing, which appears to implicate the prince's inner circle. “I don’t doubt the sincerity of King Salman,” he said. “But such a critical investigation should be carried out by a delegation that is fair, truly unbiased and does not even have the slightest suspicion of contact with the incident.”  Mr Erodgan posed a series of questions to the Saudi government, demanding to know where Mr Khashoggi’s body was and to know the name of the “local collaborator” which Saudi Arabia says hid the corpse.  He asked “on whose orders” the team of soldiers, spies and a forensic expert flew into Istanbul and why people with those skill sets had been assembled.  He also demanded to know why Saudi officials had not immediately opened the consulate for inspection, instead stalling for more than a week before allowing a search.     “Until these questions are answered, no one should give the slightest though to this matter being covered up,” he said.  Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary, said he was "deeply concerned to hear President Erdogan describe Jamal Khashoggi’s murder as pre-meditated. The world is still waiting for answers." Deeply concerned to hear President Erdogan describe Jamal #Khashoggi’s murder as pre-meditated. The world is still waiting for answers— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) October 23, 2018 King Salman and Prince Mohammed met with Khashoggi's family in Riyadh on Tuesday, three weeks after his disappearance. Pictures showed son Salah, who has been under a travel ban since his father left the country last year, shaking hands with the prince.  Jamal Khashoggi's son Salah meets Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman  Credit: SPA 'Davos in the Desert' The timing of the controversy could not be worse for the crown prince. His annual conference, the Future Investment Initiative, kicked off today and was intended to draw leading investors who could help underwrite the heir-apparent's ambitious plans to revamp the economy. But the summit, nicknamed "Davos in the desert", has been overshadowed by growing global outrage.  The chief executive of German industrial conglomerate Siemens, Joe Kaeser, was the latest among dozens of global executives to withdraw from the summit, hosted by the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund. Ministers from the United States, Britain and France, which have huge defence deals at stake with Saudi Arabia, have already pulled out of the summit. Corporate heads, from JP Morgan to carmaker Ford and ride-hailing app Uber, as well as media powerhouses like Bloomberg, CNN and the Financial Times, have all abandoned plans to attend. Organisers have taken down a list of speakers from its website and on Monday refused to confirm the number of attendees. And in a fresh setback, the forum's website went down on Monday after an apparent cyberattack. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Turkey keeps leaking Meanwhile, Turkish sources have kept up a steady stream of leaks from their investigation into how the journalist died casting further doubt on the Saudi version of events - that Khashoggi died after an argument spiralled into a brawl. Donald Trump said he was "not satisfied" with Riyadh's explanation of the death and world leaders are demanding answers. On Monday, CNN broadcast images showing a Saudi official playing a body double for Khashoggi, wearing the journalist's clothes, exiting the consulate. Omer Celik, spokesman of Mr Erdogan's ruling party, said the killing "was planned in an extremely savage manner," and that "there has been a lot of effort to whitewash this". An Erdogan adviser, Yasin Aktay, wrote in the Yeni Safak daily that Riyadh's version of events "feels like our intelligence is being mocked". The security official heading a team of 15 Saudis allegedly sent to Istanbul, called the head of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's office, Bader al-Asaker, "four times after the murder", the adviser added. Abdulkadir Selvi, whose Hurriyet newspaper columns are closely watched for indications of Mr Erdogan's thinking, wrote that Khashoggi was slowly strangled to death before a Saudi forensic specialist cut his body into 15 pieces while listening to music. "We cannot close this file until the crown prince is brought to account and removed from his post," said Selvi. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, a smooth former envoy to Washington, appeared on Fox News on Sunday to blame a "rogue operation" by individuals who "exceeded their responsibilities" and then "tried to cover up for it". On Tuesday he said the killing of a critic like Khashoggi is something that must "never happen again". Saudi Arabia's leadership will "see to it that the investigation is thorough and complete and that the truth is revealed and those responsible will be held to account", he told reporters. "And that mechanism and procedures are put in place to ensure that something like this can never happen again." Jamal Khashoggi death | The unanswered questions What we know The saga surrounding the fate of Saudi Arabia’s best-known journalist has played out in claims and counterclaims published in the world’s media, as both Turkey and Riyadh struggle to control the narrative.  Since news of Mr Khashoggi’s disappearance broke, journalists have had to rely on carefully controlled releases of information from Turkey - a country which has in recent years muzzled its relatively free press - and Saudi Arabia, which never enjoyed one to begin with. The singular fact that both countries can agree on is that Mr Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul at 1.14pm on October 2, leaving his Turkish fiancee Hatice Cengiz waiting outside. Turkey gave Saudi Arabia a day to come up with an explanation, but Riyadh was not forthcoming. The kingdom offered the explanation that the journalist met with officials at the consulate and left shortly after, saying they noted nothing out of the ordinary. Ms Cengiz, who stood by the exit for more than four hours before raising the alarm, said that was impossible. Saudi’s response appeared not to be satisfactory for Turkey either, which was under mounting pressure to investigate an alleged state-ordered assassination on its soil. A series of leaks followed, including CCTV footage of Khashoggi entering the consulate, but not leaving.  Turkish officials alluded to a tape they had which they said revealed that the journalist was tortured and then killed. His body was chopped into pieces and taken out of the embassy. It implicated members of MBS's inner circle.  The kingdom was forced to respond, saying their own investigation found there was a "fistfight" between Khashoggi and some of the Saudi officials who entered the embassy. They were not there at the order of the crown prince and were to be fired and investigated.  Turkish officials have continued to leak damaging information in the hope of forcing Saudi to come clean. The latest of which was CCTV footage which appeared to show one of the 15-an hit squad dressed up as Khashoggi's body double leaving through the back door of the consulate.  Jamal Khashoggi | read more International reaction and diplomatic fallout There is a lot at risk here, with the incident threatening Turkey-Saudi relations, US-Turkey relations and perhaps most importantly Saudi-US relations. Under Erdogan, Ankara has jockeyed for influence in the region over Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia. The two have an alliance of convenience in conflicts in Syria and Yemen but the partnership has always been uneasy. Until his speech on Tuesday President Erdogan had been careful to distance himself from the reports, instead preferring to leak damning details to the press through confidantes. The US, a close and strategic ally of the bin Salman family, initially stayed silent as they weighed their response. Mr Trump appeared to open the door for Saudi rulers to distance themselves from the scandal by appearing to place the blame on “rogue assassinations”. Neither country is looking for a high-level diplomatic confrontation and both have strong incentives to agree a version of events that absolves Crown Prince Mohammed. A US-Saudi rift would likely send shockwaves around the world, destabilising oil markets and the global investment climate, not to mention dealing a blow to the Trump administration's own plans in the Middle East. Last week the president despatched Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, to Riyadh to smooth things over. But Mr Trump’s softly-softly approach has not been well-received at home. Mr Erdogan's address was carefully judged. He appeared transparent in front of the world, but stopped short of laying any blame on Saudi Arabia's heir apparent. By doing so he now has leverage over Saudi, simultaneously buying time for the Trump administration, which does not want to see its ally implicated in the murder. 

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 05:48:57 -0400
  • Lonely Planet releases top 10 lists of best travel destinations 2019 news

    Tastemakers at Lonely Planet have released their picks for the best travel destinations of 2019, giving Sri Lanka and Copenhagen top billing. 

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:11:31 -0400
  • Atlantic-Pacific's New Collection At Nordstrom Only Looks Expensive news

    Fans of flirty fashion and affordable prices will love the latest collection

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:14:19 -0400
  • Photographer documents abandoned asylums and psychiatric hospitals

    These eerie images showcase the haunting abandoned asylums that lie dotted across secluded parts of the U.S. and Canada. Intrepid explorer Dave, the man behind the social media presence Freaktography, has spent more than six years documenting these wonders.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:38:29 -0400
  • Czech soldier killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

    A Czech member of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan was killed and two others wounded on Monday in the western province of Herat, the Czech Defence Ministry said. Earlier, the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul said initial reports indicated the attack was carried out by a member of the Afghan security forces. The Czech ministry said in a statement that the two injured soldiers had been taken to Bagram military hospital and did not face life-threatening injuries.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:55:27 -0400
  • The top 10 largest US Jackpots news

    Lottery players will have a chance at winning an estimated $1.6 billion jackpot in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing and an estimated $620 million in Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot.

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:34:17 -0400
  • Trump rallies in Texas for ex-rival Cruz news

    Donald Trump on Monday stumped for his former rival Ted Cruz, a pair that had long exchanged barbs but now share a Texas rally stage just two weeks before the congressional midterms. The political equation is simple: Trump needs Cruz to maintain Republican control of the US Senate, while Cruz is all too aware that a presidential seal of approval could help him in his face-off with rising Democrat star Beto O'Rourke.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:40:02 -0400
  • Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony Quotes Were Graffitied On Yale Law School Steps news

    The entrance to Yale University Law School, one of the most famous and

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:41:51 -0400
  • How To Help Trans, Nonbinary Communities Amid Reported Trump Policy Plans news

    The Trump administration is working on a plan to severely narrow the legal

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:18:28 -0400
  • Turkey's Erdogan Says Saudi Arabian Officials Planned Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Days Before His Death news

    As skepticism intensifies about Saudi Arabia's account of Jamal Khashoggi's death

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 06:08:00 -0400
  • Matt Gutman: Caravan is a 'mass of humanity' heading toward U.S. border news

    ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman reports from the Mexico-Guatemala border where hundreds of migrants are trying to move toward the United States.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:22:35 -0400
  • How I'm Talking To My Black Son About Race And Privilege news

    "Come on, Chubs, let's go to the store."

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 08:30:10 -0400
  • These are the top 10 moneymaking cities from travel and tourism news

    A new report reveals that Shanghai made the most money from tourism in 2017, raking in USD $35 billion mostly from domestic visitors. 

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:17:38 -0400
  • Special police force deployed in Nigerian state of Kaduna: Buhari on Twitter news

    A special police force has been deployed to flashpoints in the northern state of Kaduna on Sunday in the wake of communal violence over the last few days that has killed 55 people, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Twitter. The Kaduna state government imposed a 24-hour curfew on Sunday after violence broke out on the streets of the state's capital city, also called Kaduna.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 14:46:26 -0400
  • Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies news

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world's largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died. He was 94.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:19:47 -0400
  • Trump Says Democrats Encourage Voting by Undocumented Immigrants news

    Trump, who has been trying to make illegal immigration a key issue in the midterm congressional elections, did not provide evidence. The allegation builds on unsubstantiated claims he has previously made that 3 million undocumented people voted for his 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton.

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:08:16 -0400
  • Laverne Cox Responds To Possible Trump Anti-Transgender Move: 'I Choose Love Not Fear' news

    Actress Laverne Cox condemned a proposal reportedly under consideration by

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 16:48:23 -0400
  • A Dandelion-Inspired Chandelier and Other Great New Products

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    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:51:19 -0400
  • French Teenager Who Threatened His Teacher With a Fake Gun Was Charged news

    President Emmanuel Macron said threatening a teacher was "unacceptable"

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:58:30 -0400
  • Saudi Operative Seen Wearing Jamal Khashoggi's Clothes After Killing: CNN news

    One of 15 Saudi men sent to confront Jamal Khashoggi was seen on surveillance

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:47:16 -0400
  • US probe widens after 63 fetuses found at funeral home news

    Police in the US city of Detroit have found 63 fetuses at a funeral home during a widening investigation of alleged malpractice at such facilities, US media reported. "This is larger than we might know," The Detroit News quoted Police Chief James Craig as saying. Michigan state regulators suspended the home's license, a week after investigators found the remains of 10 fetuses in a false ceiling at another funeral home in the city.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:43:44 -0400
  • Musk promises to keep pups safe in Tesla cars news

    To avoid calls made on seemingly irresponsible parents and pet owners, Elon Musk agreed to implement a display that explains to the outside world that all beings inside are truly safe. This would be an optional feature that you could request when designing your own Model 3.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:40:34 -0400
  • Republican strategist: 'Trump is on every ballot' in the midterm elections news

    The "This Week" Powerhouse Roundtable analyzes the latest from the week in politics and the upcoming November midterms.

    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 13:24:16 -0400
  • 6 shot on street near north Florida stadium before NFL game news

    Six people have been wounded in a street shooting blocks from the Florida stadium where the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars play.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 02:02:26 -0400
  • Barack Obama Bashes He Who Shall Not Be Named With 'Fact-Based Reality' Speech news

    Former President Barack Obama may not have mentioned his successor, President

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 05:35:43 -0400
  • Citigroup Seeks to Curb China Travel as UBS Ends Restriction news

    (Bloomberg) -- Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. were among international firms that asked their wealth managers to reconsider travel to China, according to people familiar with the matter, as UBS Group AG removed its curbs.

    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 05:21:39 -0400
  • 2019 Ford Ranger Production Has Begun, and You Can Preorder One Now news

    If you submit your order by January, you're guaranteed to get your Ranger by July, Ford says.

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:34:00 -0400
  • A North Carolina Police Officer Fatally Shot a Black Motorist During a Traffic Stop news

    A white North Carolina police officer shot and killed a black motorist who stepped out of his vehicle with a gun

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:16:26 -0400
  • LGBTQ Rights Activist Jazz Jennings Hits Back At Trump Anti-Transgender Memo news

    LGBTQ rights activist and YouTuber Jazz Jennings is speaking up against the

    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 14:05:57 -0400
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