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Heat look to take advantage of Conley-less Grizzlies (Dec 11, 2017)
The Miami Heat will seek to be the next to take advantage of Mike Conley's absence when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.


Colts chances to beat Bills slip away on snow-slicked field
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The snow was falling so hard and fast that Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri could have used a timeout and perhaps a few more size-15 feet.


Eagles lose Wentz to injury, beat Rams 43-35 to win NFC East (Dec 10, 2017)
LOS ANGELES (AP) Carson Wentz threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns before leaving with a knee injury and Jake Elliott kicked the go-ahead 33-yard field goal with 3:45 left for the Philadelphia Eagles, who beat the Los Angeles Rams 43-35 in a thriller Sunday to clinch the NFC East title.


Bucs' Winston, Koetter deny there's tension between them
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jameis Winston grew more animated with each question, insisting his relationship with Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter is fine and that speculation about a possible rift is a by-product of the team not performing up to expectations.


Stephenson on PG13's return to Indiana: 'Can't wait'
Lance Stephenson and the Pacers are treating Wednesday's matchup against Paul George and the Thunder as just another game.


Oladipo's 47 points fuel Pacers' comeback OT win over Nuggets
The Indiana Pacers got a 126-116 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.


Sabonis on Pacers fans: 'They give the energy'
Domas Sabonis and the Pacers have won their first four games of their six-game homestand, and the Pacers fans may be a big part of that.


Cowboys still in the hunt after late spurt beat Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) While the Dallas Cowboys are starting to pick up a little momentum, the question is do they have enough time to make the playoffs?


Sluggish Cyclones hold off Alcorn State 78-58 (Dec 10, 2017)
AMES, Iowa (AP) The Cyclones might remember Sunday's game as the ''Hawkeye Hangover''


Oladipo scores career-high 47 as Pacers beat Nuggets in OT (Dec 10, 2017)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Victor Oladipo had a career-high 47 points and added seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 126-116 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.


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Cory Booker Calls On Donald Trump To Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Cory Booker Calls On Donald Trump To Resign Over Sexual Misconduct AllegationsSen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is calling on President Donald Trump to resign over the more than a dozen sexual misconduct allegations against him.




Photos of the week: 12/1 - 12/8

Photos of the week: 12/1 - 12/8The major storyline of the week was the devastating wildfires that ravaged Southern California.




Travel troubles: snow cancels flights along the East Coast

Travel troubles: snow cancels flights along the East CoastAtlanta’s airport -- the nation’s busiest -- experienced the bulk of today’s travel troubles after an unexpected blast of winter weather headed southeast.




White Nationalists Have Been Saying 'Diversity Is Not Our Strength' For Years

White Nationalists Have Been Saying 'Diversity Is Not Our Strength' For YearsRep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has again flirted with being an open white nationalist.




2 suspects in Hawaii vacation rental home killing in custody

2 suspects in Hawaii vacation rental home killing in custodyHONOLULU (AP) — A man and woman remained in custody Friday after they were arrested on suspicion of killing a woman in a Hawaii vacation rental home.




Thousands march in Tel Aviv to protest against corruption and Netanyahu government

Thousands march in Tel Aviv to protest against corruption and Netanyahu governmentThousands of Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday for the second consecutive week against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office. Police estimated the number of demonstrators at about 10,000 and they followed last Saturday's demonstration, which was by far the largest of the recent weekly anti-corruption protests when an estimated 20,000 people participated. The protests have been sparked by corruption allegations against Netanyahu, who denies any wrongdoing. The four-term leader is suspected of involvement in two cases. The first involves receiving gifts from wealthy businessmen and the second involves negotiating a deal with a newspaper owner for better coverage in return for curbs on a rival daily. Israelis take part in a demonstration under the name "March of Shame" to protest against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  Credit: Jack Guez/AFP If charged, he would come under heavy pressure to resign or could call an election to test whether he still had a mandate to govern. Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party said in a Facebook post that the protest was a left-wing demonstration. It called on all Israelis to back their prime minister as he defends Israel against international criticism following U.S. President Donald Trump's acceptance of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "Instead of uniting with all the people behind Jerusalem and showing the world a unified front, the left cannot contain itself and it prefers to create division," part of the statement said. Over weeks of demonstrations, protesters have identified themselves as supporting both left- and right-wing parties. On Saturday they held banners reading: "Neither left, nor right (we demand) integrity," "We are fed up with corrupt (politicians)" and "Sweep the corrupt away."  




U.S. Surgeon General reveals plans to put an end to the opioid epidemic

U.S. Surgeon General reveals plans to put an end to the opioid epidemicIn his first televised interview since taking office, Surgeon General Jerome Adams tells NBC News Medical Correspondent Dr. John Torres that he wants to get Naloxone, a medicine that reverses opioid overdoses, “in the hands of more people."




Winds whip California fires as they spread south

Winds whip California fires as they spread southThousands of firefighters battled raging wildfires in California on Saturday that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee the Los Angeles area, as well as outbreaks closer to San Diego. Nearly 700 structures including multi-million dollar mansions have been destroyed by wildfires raging on six different fronts, but despite the intensity of the blazes, authorities have reported only one fatality. Herman was relieved to find her home in Murrieta, east of Los Angeles, still intact.




Major Injuries After Bus Overturns On San Francisco Highway

Major Injuries After Bus Overturns On San Francisco HighwayA charter bus carrying 29 people overturned Friday night on a San Francisco highway, causing major injuries and backing up traffic in the city for hours.




California Governor Says Trump Is Courting The 'Wrath Of God' By Ignoring Climate Change

California Governor Says Trump Is Courting The 'Wrath Of God' By Ignoring Climate ChangeCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown criticizes President Trump for climate change position as California Burns.




Ukrainian author of Manafort op-ed says sought input to avoid errors

Ukrainian author of Manafort op-ed says sought input to avoid errorsBy Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - The author of an article that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller believes Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort ghost-wrote in violation of a gag order said on Saturday he had sought input on the op-ed before publishing to avoid errors. On Friday, Mueller unveiled evidence against Manafort to convince a judge that he wrote the article to improve his public image. Manafort is facing charges as part of an investigation into accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.




Alabama talk radio hosts give local take on Senate election

Alabama talk radio hosts give local take on Senate electionMatt Murphy and Andrea Lindenberg, who host the most-listened-to political news program in Alabama, join "This Week."




Opera student raises $40,000 in performance for college tuition

Opera student raises $40,000 in performance for college tuitionDrew Anthony raised enough money in a single opera performance to pay for a year of college tuition. After hearing his story, several prestigious universities have tapped him for spots at their school.




46 Racehorses Killed In Southern California Wildfire Tragedy

46 Racehorses Killed In Southern California Wildfire TragedyAt least 46 racehorses at a training center in San Diego County were killed by flames or smoke inhalation in a particularly heartbreaking result of the fires raging through southern California.




Serial Killer, Who Murdered 7 People, Confesses to More Slayings

Serial Killer, Who Murdered 7 People, Confesses to More SlayingsHe wrote an eight page letter to a local newspaper.




China Is Now Making Some of the Most Powerful Guns on the Planet

China Is Now Making Some of the Most Powerful Guns on the PlanetLike the rest of China’s military revolution over the past quarter century, its small-arms revolution is a remarkable achievement. China’s People’s Liberation Army has traditionally relied on foreign and Communist bloc weapons manufactured in China under license—or not. Now, however, as the PLA undergoes an unprecedented modernization, a new generation of locally designed and manufactured light weaponry is arming China’s armed forces, from handguns to light machine guns.




The Latest: US congratulates Iraq on end of war against IS

The Latest: US congratulates Iraq on end of war against ISBAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):




Tim Scott: Republicans Exploring How to Handle 'High-Tax States'

Tim Scott: Republicans Exploring How to Handle 'High-Tax States'In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) tells Chuck Todd that Republicans are trying to "sweeten the SALT" changes in the tax bill.




Donald Trump declares state of emergency in California as wildfires rage

Donald Trump declares state of emergency in California as wildfires rageThousands of firefighters battled to contain deadly blazes in California on Saturday that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee the Los Angeles area. Nearly 700 structures including multi-million dollar mansions have been destroyed by wildfires raging on six different fronts, but despite the intensity of the blazes, authorities have reported only one fatality. US President Donald Trump issued a state of emergency in California, authorizing the release of federal funds to "help alleviate the hardship and suffering that the emergency may inflict on the local population." Black smoke billowed through the region, gagging residents who ventured outdoors. "I've never seen anything like this and I've lived here 20 years," Judy Herman, 76, told AFP. Herman was relieved to find her home in Murrieta, east of Los Angeles, still intact. It was part of the huge evacuation zone forced by the "Liberty" fire - which included many ranches in the area, where rodeos are popular. Strong winds are pushing wildfires across the region, destroying hundreds of homes and structures Credit: David McNew/Getty Images With gusts of up to 60 miles per hour, the turbulent seasonal Santa Ana winds whipped the fire on Friday, spitting embers and creating "extreme fire danger." A red alert was extended into the weekend due to expected low humidity. Further south in San Diego county the "Lilac" fire was ballooning at a dangerous rate, charring more than 4,000 acres after igniting Thursday morning and triggering a new wave of evacuations as it encroached on the university town of Santa Barbara. California wildfires cause thousands to flee, in pictures The plumes of smoke and flames left at least four people in the area injured from burns or smoke inhalation. Flames also claimed the lives of more than two dozen racehorses after tearing through eight barns at the normally serene San Luis Rey training center, in the town of Bonsall, where some 500 horses were stabled, the California Horse Racing Board said in a statement. Terrified horses gallop from the fire as flames sweep through the horse-training facility Credit: San Diego Tribune/AP "75 per cent of the stables were consumed, the fire was spreading so fast... they couldn't evacuate all the horses," fire chief Ross Fowler said. "It's hard when horses are scared, they don't comply, they are heavy, they can hurt you," he added. Meanwhile, firefighters also got something of a handle on the "Skirball" fire in Los Angeles, which had spewed rivers of flames over 500 acres in the densely populated area of Bel Air, engulfing entire hillsides. Multi-million dollar mansions were destroyed in the neighborhood, home to many celebrities. Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has a $30 million estate, the Moraga Bel Air Winery, there. Q&A | Wildfires Another Los Angeles county blaze, the "Rye" fire, has consumed more than 6,000 acres and was 50 percent contained, while the "Creek" fire - the largest wildfire menacing the LA region - had grown to more than 15,000 acres and destroyed more than 100 structures, over half of them residential. The "Liberty" wildfire in Riverside county east of Los Angeles, America's second largest city, has scorched 300 acres and was just 10 percent contained. This has been California's deadliest year ever for wildfires. More than 40 people died in October when fires swept through the state's wine-producing counties north of San Francisco.




Ryan Zinke Dismisses Reports On His Use Of Helicopters As ‘Fabricated’

Ryan Zinke Dismisses Reports On His Use Of Helicopters As ‘Fabricated’WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Saturday swung back at recent media reports about his costly use of government helicopters, calling them “total fabrications and a wild departure from reality.”




Fox News Corrects Story Claiming Roy Moore Accuser ‘Forged’ Candidate’s Signature

Fox News Corrects Story Claiming Roy Moore Accuser ‘Forged’ Candidate’s SignatureFox News updated a story that erroneously claimed one of Roy Moore’s accusers had “forged” evidence she’d presented to bolster her claim against him.




Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is 'a tantrum away'

Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is 'a tantrum away'Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over the nation's nuclear tests. "Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?" ICAN head Beatrice Fihn said in a speech after receiving the peace prize on behalf of the anti-nuclear group.




Health Insurers See Higher Prices And A Big Mess Ahead Without The Obamacare Mandate

Health Insurers See Higher Prices And A Big Mess Ahead Without The Obamacare MandateHealth insurance companies know that an insurance market without the requirement that everyone get coverage will be worse for them and their customers.




Japanese man kills wife and priestess sister with sword in bizarre family feud: media

Japanese man kills wife and priestess sister with sword in bizarre family feud: mediaA Japanese man wielding a sword killed his sister, a Shinto priestess, on the grounds of a Tokyo shrine, then stabbed his wife to death before committing suicide, police and media said. Police declined to comment on a motive for Thursday's killings or the family feud. Shigenaga Tomioka, 56, attacked Nagako Tomioka, 58, chief priestess of the Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, as she got out of a car.




Hannibal Buress Arrested For Disorderly Intoxication In Miami

Hannibal Buress Arrested For Disorderly Intoxication In MiamiHannibal Buress was arrested in Miami on Saturday on charges of disorderly intoxication, People reported.




Priest who used to be KKK member apologizes 40 years later

Priest who used to be KKK member apologizes 40 years laterARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A former Ku Klux Klan member who burned a cross on a black couple's lawn 40 years ago, before becoming a Roman Catholic priest, has finally written his victims an apology.




We Now Have Evidence Russia Seems Pleased with Its Military in Syria

We Now Have Evidence Russia Seems Pleased with Its Military in SyriaIn the final days of November 2017, the Russian High Command reshuffled several positions, most notably both the Eastern and Central Military Districts received new commanders. Immediately striking is the fact that Alexander Lapin, the new Central Military District commander, is a Lieutenant General (in Russia, this is a two-star rank) whereas all the other military districts are commanded by Colonel Generals (three-stars), including General Lapin’s predecessor. The new commander in the Eastern Military District, Col. Gen. Alexander Zhuravlyov, was the commander of the Russian Group of Forces in Syria from July to December 2016.




Trump has no authority “to give away Jerusalem to an occupying power,” Palestinian official says

Trump has no authority “to give away Jerusalem to an occupying power,” Palestinian official saysPalestinian leaders are vowing to snub the White House following President Trump’s decision Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.




The polar bear in this video is dying from starvation. Fortunately, most aren't...yet

The polar bear in this video is dying from starvation. Fortunately, most aren't...yetAfter landing on Baffin Island, Canada, wildlife photographer and environmental activist Paul Nicklen captured video of a frail polar bear — dying and foaming from the mouth — as the weak animal collapsed to the ground. The bear will soon be dead — if it isn't already.  On Dec. 5, Nicklen posted the grim video to his Instagram account, and since then, it's been stirring  emotions around the web. Polar bears are, for better or worse, a symbolic species when it comes to global warming, and many are seeing this video as a new warning sign.  Fortunately, however, the condition of this bear is not representative of most polar bear populations — at least not yet.  SEE ALSO: Trump shrank 2 national monuments by nearly 2 million acres. He can't do that to Yellowstone. There are 19 different populations of polar bears in the expansive Arctic. The dwindling sea ice here — which these predators need to hunt fat-rich seals — is now affecting different groups of bears in different ways. "It’s tough to see a disturbing image like that and not feel sympathy for the animal," U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) polar bear biologist Todd Atwood said in an interview. "It’s also tough to see an isolated image extrapolated to some kind of population level effect." The actual cause of the bear's death will remain unknown, but Atwood doubts there's one specific cause. "It’s probably a combination of things — it could be an old animal — but it also could be that if it’s still on land, that there’s not enough sea ice," he said.  My entire @Sea_Legacy team was pushing through their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear. It’s a soul-crushing scene that still haunts me, but I know we need to share both the beautiful and the heartbreaking if we are going to break down the walls of apathy. This is what starvation looks like. The muscles atrophy. No energy. It’s a slow, painful death. When scientists say polar bears will be extinct in the next 100 years, I think of the global population of 25,000 bears dying in this manner. There is no band aid solution. There was no saving this individual bear. People think that we can put platforms in the ocean or we can feed the odd starving bear. The simple truth is this—if the Earth continues to warm, we will lose bears and entire polar ecosystems. This large male bear was not old, and he certainly died within hours or days of this moment. But there are solutions. We must reduce our carbon footprint, eat the right food, stop cutting down our forests, and begin putting the Earth—our home—first. Please join us at @sea_legacy as we search for and implement solutions for the oceans and the animals that rely on them—including us humans. Thank you your support in keeping my @sea_legacy team in the field. With @CristinaMittermeier #turningthetide with @Sea_Legacy #bethechange #nature #naturelovers This video is exclusively managed by Caters News. To license or use in a commercial player please contact info@catersnews.com or call +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615” A post shared by Paul Nicklen (@paulnicklen) on Dec 5, 2017 at 8:52am PST After posting the video, Nicklen told National Geographic that "when scientists say bears are going extinct, I want people to realize what it looks like. Bears are going to starve to death. This is what a starving bear looks like." But while the threat to polar bears is real, all is not yet dire for the Arctic predators.  "It’s worth noting that there are some subpopulations that are believed to be stable," said Atwood. Polar bears are listed as a threatened species in the United States, which means that while they're not yet on the brink of extinction, they "are likely to be at the brink in the near future," according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which maintains the list. For polar bear populations that are struggling, it's often due to a lack of sea ice. Polar bears can't hunt seals on the open water. "So as the open water season gets longer, there’s association between the length of the open water seas and body conditions — body conditions decline," Atwood said. But this isn't the full story. The physical condition of polar bears is also dependent upon how much fish is available for seals. So in places with more fish and seals — places that are more "biologically productive" — there will be more food for bears, and they're likely to be better fed.  Unless, of course, there's no sea ice there, either.  There is a clear solution to polar bears' vulnerability — and you undoubtedly know it well: Humanity's commitment to limit global warming, which is caused by fossil fuel emissions. These heat-trapping gases warm both the oceans and the air, resulting in vastly diminished sea ice, particularly in the summer and fall.  "This requires changing our behaviors relative to our carbon footprint," Atwood said. WATCH: The world’s tallest mammal is now threatened with extinction     




Montreal Is Ending Its Ban On Pit Bulls

Montreal Is Ending Its Ban On Pit BullsA ban on pit bull-type dogs in Montreal that’s been slammed by animal protection groups will be rolled back later this month.




Aid groups vow to boycott new Myanmar camps for Rohingya returnees

Aid groups vow to boycott new Myanmar camps for Rohingya returneesGlobal aid groups on Saturday warned Myanmar they would boycott any new camps for Rohingya returnees to Rakhine state, saying refugees must be allowed to settle in their original homes. The joint statement, signed by more than a dozen humanitarian organisations including Save the Children and Oxfam, said the groups were "concerned" by recent announcements that Myanmar would begin repatriating Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh in two months. More than 620,000 of the Muslim minority have fled into Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district since late August, when the Myanmar army launched a sweeping crackdown on Rohingya rebels in northern Rakhine state.




Jessica Alba Celebrates Her Baby Shower in Chic Theme Party

Jessica Alba Celebrates Her Baby Shower in Chic Theme PartyJessica Alba hosted a tea-party themed baby shower as she celebrated the upcoming birth of her third child with husband Cash Warren.




California's Getty museum survives wildfire, ready for quakes

California's Getty museum survives wildfire, ready for quakesSouthern California's Getty Center, one of the world's wealthiest art institutions, said it had survived a wildfire tearing through Los Angeles thanks to a disaster plan that has it ready for earthquakes as well. Fires that have chased almost 200,000 Californians from their homes covered the Getty's hillside location in smoke this week. Perched above the busy 405 freeway, an artery of California's traffic system, the Getty is among the most visited U.S. museums and reopened on Friday after two days closed.




The unusual suspects: Rise of the mafia godmothers

The unusual suspects: Rise of the mafia godmothersThey say it's a family business, but traditionally women in the Italian mafia were prison messengers or bargaining chips in dynasty marriages to create alliances between clans. Now as male mob bosses languish in jail, mafiosas are increasingly stepping up to head crime families - and getting caught in the process.    After seven years behind bars, one such godmother - Maria Angela Di Trapani - was freed from prison in 2015 and for the last two years has allegedly been quietly moving up through the secretive, male-dominated ranks of Sicily's Cosa Nostra. On Tuesday, the 49-year-old wife of notorious boss Salvino Madonia was among 25 people arrested in a sweeping Palermo raid, accused once again of mafia crimes, including orchestrating bold intimidation tactics to scare business owners into paying a feared mafia tax known as the pizzo.  “She operates like a man,” various mob bosses were recorded saying in prison about Di Trapani - the ultimate compliment in the man-of-honour hyper macho world of Cosa Nostra, which always gave an important role to women behind the scenes, but rarely officially. Investigators say one popular cake shop in Palermo paid €5000 in extortion money. Another bar in a well-known central square named after Pope John Paul II paid €750 at Easter, and again at Christmas. A bustling pizzeria shelled out €3000. Italian anti-Mafia and counterterrorism prosecutor Federico Cafiero De Raho delivers his speech during a meeting in Milan, Italy Credit: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni “I'll never forget the look she gave me from her balcony when she called out to me, warning me to be careful what I said,” said one businesswoman in Di Trapani’s neighbourhood. “Her eyes were like ice.” The Resuttana clan paid visits to tyre shops, local gyms, and some shopkeepers who didn’t pay went to work the next morning to find their rolldown storefront gates superglued shut or set alight.  This apparent increase in equal opportunities is a sign the mob is weakening, says John Dickie, professor of Italian Studies at University College London and author of several bestselling books about organised crime. About Italian Mafias “It is actually a symptom of crisis that we are seeing more women in Cosa Nostra,” he says. “It is an attempt to shore up the organisation in trouble, they are the avatars of the men – the wives and sisters of particularly fearsome or prestigious bosses, but they wouldn’t be doing it if loads of men weren’t in jail.” A crackdown on organised crime over the last three decades has failed to take down the mafia, but has effectively put a generation of bosses behind bars. Some of them are dying there, including two of the top Godfathers from the Corleone faction, Bernardo Provenzano, who died of cancer in 2016 while serving time in a Milan prison, and Salvatore “Toto’ Riina” who died of cancer last month while imprisoned in Parma.  The day after he died, Riina’s daughter changed her Facebook profile picture to a woman with her finger to her lips and the message “shhh.” Investigators said this week that Di Trapani was involved in the reshuffling going on between clans loyal to the Corleonesi in the wake of Riina’s death. “Since many of the male bosses are in prison, the women, who know everything that is happening in the mafia families, are not only the connection between the bosses in prison and the outside world, but are increasingly filling the gaps and doing what their husbands, brothers or fathers did,” said Italian journalist and mafia expert Attilio Bolzoni on RepubblicaTV. The younger sister of the Graviano brothers, Filippo and Giuseppe, has gained influence for her capacity to quickly and effectively move large amounts of money, even though both boss brothers are in prison. Those who aren’t caught, like Italy’s most wanted fugitive Matteo Messina Denaro – often turn to the women in their families for help hiding. Messina Denaro’s sister, Patrizia, took over several roles in his absence and was among the few who knew how to find him, until she too, landed in jail, where she remains today, still silent about her brother’s whereabouts.




DNC Unity Commission Agrees On Slate Of Historic Reforms

DNC Unity Commission Agrees On Slate Of Historic ReformsWASHINGTON ― At its final meeting on Friday and Saturday, the Democratic National Committee’s Unity and Reform Commission agreed to a set of dramatic revisions aimed at restoring faith in the presidential nomination process and the management of the DNC.




Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town

Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college townOBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus. That sweet relationship has turned bitter amid hotly disputed accusations of racism, roiling a school and town long known for their liberal politics.




North Korea Renews 'Dotard' Insult For Donald Trump Over Jerusalem Move

North Korea Renews 'Dotard' Insult For Donald Trump Over Jerusalem MoveNorth Korea reignited its feud with President Donald Trump on Saturday.




Maria Menounos Shares Video Taken 24 Hours After Her Life-Saving Brain Surgery

Maria Menounos Shares Video Taken 24 Hours After Her Life-Saving Brain SurgeryMaria Menounos is giving fans an intimate look at her recovery six months after her life-saving brain surgery




Ancient Tombs Dating Back 3,500 Years Discovered in Egypt's Luxor

Ancient Tombs Dating Back 3,500 Years Discovered in Egypt's LuxorThe latest discovery in the city famed for its temples and tombs




The American Who Paid for Israel's Nuclear Bomb

The American Who Paid for Israel's Nuclear BombAlthough Israel doesn’t officially acknowledge it, it is well understood that the country possesses a nuclear weapon arsenal (although the exact number of warheads are in dispute). It is similarly well understood that the United States opposed Israel’s nuclear weapons program during the John F. Kennedy and, to a lesser extent, Lyndon B. Johnson administrations. One part of the history that is less well known is that much of the funding for Israel’s nuclear weapons program came from private Americans in an effort that was spearheaded by, Abraham Feinberg, a prominent American who served as an unofficial advisor to both President Kennedy and President Johnson.




Teng bong! Minority languages on the rise in Singapore

Teng bong! Minority languages on the rise in SingaporeKevin Martens Wong reels off sentences in Kristang, which is among several minority languages in Singapore enjoying a new lease of life after a decades-long drive to encourage the use of English and Mandarin. A former British colonial trading post that has long been a melting pot of different cultures, Singapore has an ethnically diverse population whose ancestors mostly came from across Asia, principally China, India and the Malay archipelago. On independence in 1965, Singaporeans spoke an array of tongues.




Ranking The Best Shows On Amazon You Can Stream Right Now

Ranking The Best Shows On Amazon You Can Stream Right NowFor the weekend of Dec. 9, Streamline is recommending “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” in the Amazon top spot for the second time in a row.




Uber agrees to settle US lawsuit filed by India rape victim

Uber agrees to settle US lawsuit filed by India rape victimUber Technologies Inc and a woman who accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after a company driver raped her in India have agreed to settle a civil lawsuit the woman filed against Uber in June, according to a U.S. federal court filing on Friday. The Uber driver was convicted of the rape, which occurred in Delhi in 2014, in a criminal case in India. He was sentenced in 2015 to life in prison. The Indian woman had previously settled a civil U.S. lawsuit against Uber in 2015, but sued the company again in a San Francisco federal court saying that shortly after the incident, a U.S. Uber executive "met with Delhi police and intentionally obtained plaintiff's confidential medical records." Uber kept a copy of those records, the lawsuit said. The woman was living in the United States when she filed the lawsuit. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed in the court document. A spokesman for San Francisco-based Uber declined to comment. An attorney for the woman could not immediately be reached for comment. The settlement comes as new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who took the top job in August, is seeking to put several scandals behind the company following eight years of CEO Travis Kalanick's pugnacious leadership, which led to rule-breaking around the world. The lawsuit cited several media reports that said Kalanick and others doubted the victim's account of her ordeal. "Uber executives duplicitously and publicly decried the rape, expressing sympathy for plaintiff, and shock and regret at the violent attack, while privately speculating, as outlandish as it is, that she had colluded with a rival company to harm Uber's business," the lawsuit said. A source with knowledge of the matter previously told Reuters that Kalanick had told other Uber executives he believed the incident had been staged by Indian ride-services rival Ola. In a prior statement, while Kalanick was CEO, Uber said: "No one should have to go through a horrific experience like this, and we're truly sorry that she's had to relive it." A spokesman for Kalanick was not immediately available for comment on Friday. Uber's actions have led to a criminal probe by the U.S. Department of Justice of whether managers violated U.S. bribery laws, specifically the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the company said in June. The Justice Department did not say on what country or countries the investigation centered on. Bloomberg said it focused on activity in at least five Asian countries. Uber has also notified U.S. authorities about payments made by Uber staff to police officers in Indonesia, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Uber previously hired law firm O'Melveny & Myers LLP to investigate how it obtained the medical records of the rape victim, Reuters reported in June.




Your Tax Dollars Are Being Used To Attack Patagonia

Your Tax Dollars Are Being Used To Attack PatagoniaWASHINGTON — The House Committee on Natural Resources has joined Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s fight against Patagonia, accusing the American outdoor retailer of lying in order to sell merchandise.




Ex-priest gets life in prison for 1960 parishioner slaying

Ex-priest gets life in prison for 1960 parishioner slayingEDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A jury on Friday sentenced an 85-year-old former priest to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.




6 Ideas For A Truly Radical Tax System Instead Of Trump's Tax Plan For The Wealthy

6 Ideas For A Truly Radical Tax System Instead Of Trump's Tax Plan For The WealthyIt was billed as radical tax reform ― reducing taxes for the middle class and closing loopholes for the rich ― but the Republicans have come under serious fire for offering the biggest breaks to companies and the wealthy.




UN calls on social media giants to control platforms used to lure African migrants

UN calls on social media giants to control platforms used to lure African migrantsBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya where they can face detention, torture, slavery or death. The smugglers often use Facebook to reach would-be migrants with false promises of jobs in Europe, International Organization for Migration (IOM) spokesman Leonard Doyle said. When migrants are tortured, video is also sometimes sent back to their families over WhatsApp, as a means of extortion, he said.




Oregon cedes freedom of speech case against red light camera critic

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TIL that Angelina Jolie once tried to hire a hitman to kill her, because she felt that a murder would be easier on her family than her committing suicide. The would-be-hitman talked her out of it by asking her to wait a month.

Author: /u/sl1878

TIL that Angelina Jolie once tried to hire a hitman to kill her, because she felt that a murder would be easier on her family than her committing suicide. The would-be-hitman talked her out of it by asking her to wait a month. submitted by /u/sl1878 to r/todayilearned
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House Rules.

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Bike trick.

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Space 🅱️itch

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“Can’t you just unload around me?”

Author: /u/BBQLunch

So this happened earlier today and was too perfect to not share with you guys. I work in construction as the foreman for a new house build. The location is kinda strange, the house is 250 feet up a hill via a foot path only. All of our materials have to come up this foot path by hand, it’s a pain in the ass to manually carry, quite literally, an ENTIRE HOUSE up this hill. One of our saving graces is having the two parking spots on the street at the bottom of this hill marked with official No Parking signs. Unfortunately there is an elementary school about half a block away and the parents of children seem to regularly (at least twice a day) think it’s ok to park in our spots. Now I consider myself a reasonable person, so if someone is parked in the spots and we don’t have a delivery or a need to park a truck I will let it go. If we need the spots and there’s someone parked there, however, I will ask them to move nicely and most of the time they do so immediately. Until today.

I get a phone call from the lumber delivery truck that is en route to our location, he says he’ll be there in about two or three minutes. I let him know I will meet him at the street and make sure he has space to park. He’s carrying all of the material to frame the roof of our house, which is a lot of really big lumber and will take easily an hour to bring up the hill, so naturally I didn’t want him parked in the middle of the street with his hazards on for an hour, when we have a perfectly good parking spot for him. As I begin my trip down the hill, I notice there is a school parent sitting in her car idling, assuming she’s just waiting to pick up her child, I walk up to her car and politely let her know that she is parked in a no parking zone and we really need her to clear it to park a delivery truck. She scoffs at me and rudely states back, “I’ll just be a few minutes, and your truck isn’t here, take a chill pill dude.” Before I can respond, a giant lumber truck comes around the corner and I wave to him, and then gesture towards him to the woman in the car who has now put her window back up to ignore me. I put on my best customer service smile and wave at her through the window, she put it down halfway and angrily shouts “WHAT!” By now the truck has pulled up alongside her car and I politely ask her again, with a stronger tone of voice to move her vehicle, reminding her that she is illegally parked in a tow away zone. Then she gives me this wonderful idea, she says, “Can’t you guys just unload around me? Jesus, it’s not that hard.” I give her another smile and walk away, a brilliant plan forming in my head. I instruct the delivery driver to park as closely to her as possible and block her in with the porta potty that is at one end of our reserved spots and the parked car that is parked just adjacent to our spots on the other end. He smiles because he immediately gets what I’m trying to do, and proceeds to expertly block this lady and her car into a little two parking spot jail. We unstrap the lumber and my guys begin humping material up the hill, meanwhile I call the police parking enforcement to let them know the situation. At this point in time I wasn’t trying to get her in trouble, I just wanted a record of why we were blocking part of the street so we don’t get in trouble with the city. The very friendly traffic officer lets me know that she can be there in about 30 minutes and deal with the situation for me, wonderful! As we continue to unload lumber the child of the parent shows up, and wouldn’t you know it Mom is just now realizing that the lumber truck is parked so close she can’t get out of her driver door to meet her kid. She awkwardly clambers across the inside of her car and stumbles out the passenger door, shooting glaring looks at me and the truck driver in the process. She loads her kid into the back and then begins to realize that she has no way of leaving. She comes storming up to myself and the driver and states, “I’m in a big hurry, you need to move your damn truck right now so I can go.” Before I can respond the driver gets a grin on his face and says, “Ma’am in order to unload the lumber on the truck we had to unstrap it, and per our company policy I’m not allowed to move the truck with any unsecured load on it. Sorry.” This sends her into near aneurysm levels of blood pressure, meanwhile I can barely contain my laughter. “Fuck your policy I have somewhere to be!” She barks back at him.

At this point, with impeccably convenient timing the parking enforcement officer shows up and parks behind the truck. She doesn’t see the officer arrive and while the officer is still getting out of her vehicle I just casually say, “Can’t you just pull out around it? It’s not that hard.” With the biggest shit eating grin I’ve ever had I watch as she realizes that I just used her line on her. “Fuck you!” She yells, and storms back to her car and angrily clambers back in through the passenger door and into the drivers seat. At this point the officer is walking up to myself and the driver, before she can even introduce herself the Mom in the car slams it into reverse and stomps on the gas, crashing into our porta potty and knocking it over, and then throws the car into drive and tries to mount the curb and drive on the sidewalk. The officer, driver and I are staring in disbelief as she gets halfway over the curb and gets stuck. I can hear her screaming obscenities over the idling truck from inside her car. The officer promptly walks up to the door of the car and orders her out. My favorite part of the entire thing is watching her face go to shock as she realized she just did all of that in front of a police officer. She gets slapped in cuffs as the parking officer calls for a second unit and she is promptly sat on the very curb she tried to drive over.

She sits on the curb yelling to the now two officers about how we told her she could stay there and that we never asked her to move. The traffic officer responds that she was the one who was originally called when she first refused to move and that she already knows what’s going on. While myself and the driver are giving a report to the second officer, my guys finish moving the remainder of the lumber and the driver finishes his statement and takes off to go back to the yard. By the end of the ordeal she was arrested, charged with Child Endangerment, (her kid was in the back of the car the whole time) Reckless Driving, Destruction of Property, (the porta potty) and Driving on a Suspended License. On top of all that she also got her car towed, the kid went home with his grandma and she went to spend some quality time in a cell. I never expected her to actually heed my advice to “Just pull out around it.” But I think next time she’ll probably think twice about parking in a tow away zone, if she ever gets a license again.

TLDR: Rude lady parks in construction site reserved parking, asks us to unload around her, so we park blocking her to do so, gets mad when she now has no way out, crashes into our porta potty and tries to mount the sidewalk. Gets stuck, and the arrested by an officer who was on scene, and all with her child in the back seat.

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Cat With Curls

Author: /u/arin32

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Statue of my cousin who drowned while successfully saving another person at Newport Beach. This is the photo his dad sent my dad after the unveiling.

Author: /u/camelfister

Statue of my cousin who drowned while successfully saving another person at Newport Beach. This is the photo his dad sent my dad after the unveiling. submitted by /u/camelfister to r/pics
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Ricky Gervais is donating his wealth to animal charities and owning people at the same time.

Author: /u/iamvillainmo

Ricky Gervais is donating his wealth to animal charities and owning people at the same time. submitted by /u/iamvillainmo to r/quityourbullshit
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Oh FOX, you make treason sound so festive

Author: /u/TommBomBadil

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The Silver Snipers are a CS:GO team in Sweden where the youngest member is 62 and the oldest 81. They say playing CS has helped to give them a confidence boost and serve as a sort of mental gymnastics

Author: /u/dickfromaccounting

The Silver Snipers are a CS:GO team in Sweden where the youngest member is 62 and the oldest 81. They say playing CS has helped to give them a confidence boost and serve as a sort of mental gymnastics submitted by /u/dickfromaccounting to r/gaming
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Buffalo Bills take the field in blizzard conditions

Author: /u/TooShiftyForYou

Buffalo Bills take the field in blizzard conditions submitted by /u/TooShiftyForYou to r/sports
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Josh Gordon's 1st NFL TD since 2014

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Rats can experience feelings of regret.

Author: /u/remotectrl

Rats can experience feelings of regret. submitted by /u/remotectrl to r/Awwducational
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This stunning lyre known as a kissar, made with a skull

Author: /u/asap3210

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Amazon drivers 'are asked to deliver up to 200 parcels a day for less than the minimum wage and they even have to urinate into bottles to keep pace'

Author: /u/TechieRichard

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“Can’t you just unload around me?”

Author: /u/BBQLunch

So this happened earlier today and was too perfect to not share with you guys. I work in construction as the foreman for a new house build. The location is kinda strange, the house is 250 feet up a hill via a foot path only. All of our materials have to come up this foot path by hand, it’s a pain in the ass to manually carry, quite literally, an ENTIRE HOUSE up this hill. One of our saving graces is having the two parking spots on the street at the bottom of this hill marked with official No Parking signs. Unfortunately there is an elementary school about half a block away and the parents of children seem to regularly (at least twice a day) think it’s ok to park in our spots. Now I consider myself a reasonable person, so if someone is parked in the spots and we don’t have a delivery or a need to park a truck I will let it go. If we need the spots and there’s someone parked there, however, I will ask them to move nicely and most of the time they do so immediately. Until today.

I get a phone call from the lumber delivery truck that is en route to our location, he says he’ll be there in about two or three minutes. I let him know I will meet him at the street and make sure he has space to park. He’s carrying all of the material to frame the roof of our house, which is a lot of really big lumber and will take easily an hour to bring up the hill, so naturally I didn’t want him parked in the middle of the street with his hazards on for an hour, when we have a perfectly good parking spot for him. As I begin my trip down the hill, I notice there is a school parent sitting in her car idling, assuming she’s just waiting to pick up her child, I walk up to her car and politely let her know that she is parked in a no parking zone and we really need her to clear it to park a delivery truck. She scoffs at me and rudely states back, “I’ll just be a few minutes, and your truck isn’t here, take a chill pill dude.” Before I can respond, a giant lumber truck comes around the corner and I wave to him, and then gesture towards him to the woman in the car who has now put her window back up to ignore me. I put on my best customer service smile and wave at her through the window, she put it down halfway and angrily shouts “WHAT!” By now the truck has pulled up alongside her car and I politely ask her again, with a stronger tone of voice to move her vehicle, reminding her that she is illegally parked in a tow away zone. Then she gives me this wonderful idea, she says, “Can’t you guys just unload around me? Jesus, it’s not that hard.” I give her another smile and walk away, a brilliant plan forming in my head. I instruct the delivery driver to park as closely to her as possible and block her in with the porta potty that is at one end of our reserved spots and the parked car that is parked just adjacent to our spots on the other end. He smiles because he immediately gets what I’m trying to do, and proceeds to expertly block this lady and her car into a little two parking spot jail. We unstrap the lumber and my guys begin humping material up the hill, meanwhile I call the police parking enforcement to let them know the situation. At this point in time I wasn’t trying to get her in trouble, I just wanted a record of why we were blocking part of the street so we don’t get in trouble with the city. The very friendly traffic officer lets me know that she can be there in about 30 minutes and deal with the situation for me, wonderful! As we continue to unload lumber the child of the parent shows up, and wouldn’t you know it Mom is just now realizing that the lumber truck is parked so close she can’t get out of her driver door to meet her kid. She awkwardly clambers across the inside of her car and stumbles out the passenger door, shooting glaring looks at me and the truck driver in the process. She loads her kid into the back and then begins to realize that she has no way of leaving. She comes storming up to myself and the driver and states, “I’m in a big hurry, you need to move your damn truck right now so I can go.” Before I can respond the driver gets a grin on his face and says, “Ma’am in order to unload the lumber on the truck we had to unstrap it, and per our company policy I’m not allowed to move the truck with any unsecured load on it. Sorry.” This sends her into near aneurysm levels of blood pressure, meanwhile I can barely contain my laughter. “Fuck your policy I have somewhere to be!” She barks back at him.

At this point, with impeccably convenient timing the parking enforcement officer shows up and parks behind the truck. She doesn’t see the officer arrive and while the officer is still getting out of her vehicle I just casually say, “Can’t you just pull out around it? It’s not that hard.” With the biggest shit eating grin I’ve ever had I watch as she realizes that I just used her line on her. “Fuck you!” She yells, and storms back to her car and angrily clambers back in through the passenger door and into the drivers seat. At this point the officer is walking up to myself and the driver, before she can even introduce herself the Mom in the car slams it into reverse and stomps on the gas, crashing into our porta potty and knocking it over, and then throws the car into drive and tries to mount the curb and drive on the sidewalk. The officer, driver and I are staring in disbelief as she gets halfway over the curb and gets stuck. I can hear her screaming obscenities over the idling truck from inside her car. The officer promptly walks up to the door of the car and orders her out. My favorite part of the entire thing is watching her face go to shock as she realized she just did all of that in front of a police officer. She gets slapped in cuffs as the parking officer calls for a second unit and she is promptly sat on the very curb she tried to drive over.

She sits on the curb yelling to the now two officers about how we told her she could stay there and that we never asked her to move. The traffic officer responds that she was the one who was originally called when she first refused to move and that she already knows what’s going on. While myself and the driver are giving a report to the second officer, my guys finish moving the remainder of the lumber and the driver finishes his statement and takes off to go back to the yard. By the end of the ordeal she was arrested, charged with Child Endangerment, (her kid was in the back of the car the whole time) Reckless Driving, Destruction of Property, (the porta potty) and Driving on a Suspended License. On top of all that she also got her car towed, the kid went home with his grandma and she went to spend some quality time in a cell. I never expected her to actually heed my advice to “Just pull out around it.” But I think next time she’ll probably think twice about parking in a tow away zone, if she ever gets a license again.

TLDR: Rude lady parks in construction site reserved parking, asks us to unload around her, so we park blocking her to do so, gets mad when she now has no way out, crashes into our porta potty and tries to mount the sidewalk. Gets stuck, and the arrested by an officer who was on scene, and all with her child in the back seat.

EDIT: some people have been asking for pictures of the site, here’s a link

https://imgur.com/gallery/S7JwM

Thanks for gold and all the overwhelming responses!

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Ready Player One- Official Trailer #1

Author: /u/RahulBhatia10

Ready Player One- Official Trailer #1 submitted by /u/RahulBhatia10 to r/movies
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Evil giggle.

Author: /u/Hopsnsocks

Evil giggle. submitted by /u/Hopsnsocks to r/PrequelMemes
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Graffiti I saw in Melbourne today.

Author: /u/postpunctual

Graffiti I saw in Melbourne today. submitted by /u/postpunctual to r/niceguys
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MRW I'm a French baker desperately trying to sell my baguettes

Author: /u/myfajahas400children

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Fuck Winter

Author: /u/JasterMereel42

Fuck Winter submitted by /u/JasterMereel42 to r/PenmanshipPorn
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Playing with the cat, what could possibly go wrong?

Author: /u/qwerty-confirmed

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MRW I set my coffee to auto brew in the morning, but I forget the pot and wake up to a pool on the floor

Author: /u/PestoMayoMan

MRW I set my coffee to auto brew in the morning, but I forget the pot and wake up to a pool on the floor submitted by /u/PestoMayoMan to r/reactiongifs
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I cut open an onion only to find a smiley face

Author: /u/poker_kid

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Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Kicks Female Photographer in the Head

Author: /u/thewisefoolHHH

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