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Source says Kushner testified he did not recall any campaign contact with Wikileaks. But senators say he did receive an email about Wikileaks contact

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told congressional Russia investigators that he did not communicate with WikiLeaks and did not recall anyone on the Trump campaign who had, a source with knowledge of his testimony told CNN.


Kushner got email about WikiLeaks and Russia

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter Thursday requesting more information on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.


Senate committee seeks more info on Kushner

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter requesting more information on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.


President Trump begins paying legal bills from his own pocket

President Donald Trump has begun paying his personal legal bills stemming from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign out of his own pocket, relieving the Republican Party of future payments, the White House's special counsel on the matter announced Friday.


Notorious Russian Twitter troll may be back


How the middle class would fare under the Senate tax bill


Republican calls 'bullcrap' on Democrat during tax debate

The Senate finance committee advanced Republicans' plans to overhaul the tax system on Thursday night, but not without a fiery argument between senators just minutes before the vote.


Businesses' tax break for harassment settlements could end soon


Trump blasts Franken but stays silent on Moore

President Donald Trump, who has largely stayed mum on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, blasted Democratic Sen. Al Franken Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent.


Moore accuser: 'It was full on assault'

Tina Johnson, who accused Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of groping her when she was a teenager, talks to CNN's Erin Burnett about her experience.


Opinion: Trump shouldn't have gone there

Trump's long history of abusive treatment of women liklely explains his silence on Roy Moore, but he couldn't resist slamming Franken who he sees now as a weakling for being brought to account--unlike Trump who got elected President, writes Michael D'Antonio.


Rep. Dingell says a prominent figure pawed her

In an interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, Rep. Debbie Dingell says a "prominent" senator was aggressive with her and others.


This protester did something about it: He got elected

In just over the past year, Braxton Winston has gone from a prominent protester to a popular politician.


Here's what happened to teachers after Wisconsin gutted their unions


NFL investigates allegations against Jameis Winston


Argentina loses contact with submarine

The Argentine navy has lost contact with one of its submarines that was traveling off the country's Atlantic coast, the military service said Friday.


Pro-ISIS group threatens Vatican

A pro-ISIS group released a propaganda poster designed as a threat to the Vatican on Christmas. CNN's Brian Todd reports.


US tumbles from 1st in ranking of top nations

America's brand has taken a major hit in the age of Trump.


Navy admits aircrew drew an obscene image in the sky

In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.


$127M NBAer was playing 'like he was in a prison'


Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga split

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga have split after 10 years.


Victoria's Secret is struggling


Serena Williams says 'I do'

Tennis superstar Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian were married in New Orleans.


Star Wars video game maker apologizes


Is this pub really the world's best restaurant?


Rookie transforms worst NFL pass defense


How 'The Simpsons' pushed stereotypes

Comedian Hari Kondabolu is taking on Apu, the Indian convenience store owner on "The Simpsons." He explains how the character has reinforced negative stereotypes about Indians for decades.


Is this the world's most expensive noodle soup?

In a city where a bowl of noodles doesn't usually cost more than $6, a shop in Taipei has been charging $325, or TWD10,000, for its beef noodle soup -- and diners are happily paying for it.


Family sues after son falls off water slide

A 10-year-old boy slid off a slide and onto the concrete at a waterpark in Dublin, California, in May 2017. The boy sustained injuries to his back, legs and arm, according to the family's attorney.


QB triumphs over Tourette's


NBA stars are turning vegan


Can this plant-based patty really satisfy a burger lover?

Beyond Meat claims it makes a veggie burger that tastes — and browns — like actual meat. Cristina Alesci visited their headquarters in Los Angeles to put the burger to the test.


Want to go vegan? These products can help

Want to cut meat out of your diet, but don't want to miss it too much? There are a growing number of products to help you go vegetarian or vegan.


Rape as a weapon of war

The slash marks on Rashida Begum's neck have turned into dark, red scars.


Who are the Rohingya? Why are they fleeing?

Considered to be some of the most persecuted people in the world, the Rohingya are fleeing their homes in Myanmar. Find out why.


Accounts of rape, burning children and murder

Discarded and left for dead, Mumtaz says she found herself on top of a mound of charred, entangled bodies.


Opinion: This is genocide

The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is now widely described as ethnic cleansing. But the situation has been evolving. And now, it seems, we can no longer avoid the conclusion we have all been dreading. This is a genocide. And we, in the international community, must recognize it as such.


The store that doesn't actually care if you buy anything


How pod planes could change travel forever

Hypersonics, electric propulsion, triple deckers -- think you've seen everything when it comes to new aircraft concepts?


See 'breathing Earth' timelapse over the past 20 years

NASA has released a time-lapse video representing life on Earth over the past 20 years. It was created using data compiled from satellites.


This week's eye-popping photos

Take a look at 31 photos of the week from November 10 through November 16.


Millennials are shaking up these 7 industries


Beauty line has cult following thanks to this

Emily Weiss was writing reviews of beauty products. Then she realized she could create her own.


These founders think shaving is too expensive


The Manafort money laundering charges: What's in store?


Retreat isn't in Steve Bannon's DNA


Why conservatives lost faith in mainstream media


Move over, Indiana Jones: Meet the physicists

Indiana Jones is forever imprinted in our collective consciousness as a quintessential tomb raider. With a jaunty fedora and a leather whip, he careens across the Egyptian desert, discovering long-lost ancient secrets. Everybody knows how it works.


More regulation for Facebook?

At the beginning of November, the general counsels of Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared on Capitol Hill to answer questions about a destabilizing campaign of Russian meddling. Members of Congress grilled them on exactly how each of the platforms might have allowed malicious publishing from foreign actors aimed at influencing the US election.


Liberals, don't defend Franken

Add liberal Democratic Sen. Al Franken to the long and growing list of prominent men (yes, it's all men) who turn out to have abused their power by engaging in sleazy, self-indulgent misconduct. A credible, infuriating account by radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden describes Franken allegedly forcibly kissing Tweeden against her will in 2006 while rehearsing for a USO overseas tour to entertain troops in the Middle East.


 

Zimbabwe latest: Ruling Zanu-PF urges Mugabe to step down

Pressure builds on the embattled president to stand aside, with a big protest planned for Saturday.


Syria: Russia again blocks extension of chemical attacks probe

Moscow uses its 11th UN veto since the Syria conflict began to block an investigative body.


Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM leaves Saudi Arabia

Saad Hariri is now flying to France, after earlier denying claims he was being held in Saudi Arabia.


Iranian boy leads friend to food video

A touching moment said to be in the aftermath of the Iranian earthquake isn't what it seems.


Argentine navy loses contact with submarine

A vessel with 44 crew on board has not made contact for 48 hours, the navy says.


Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.


Fantastic Beasts 2: First look at Jude Law's young Dumbledore

JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald first cast photo has been revealed


Brexit: EU gives May two weeks to act on divorce bill and Ireland

Theresa May is told to put more money on the table and address Irish border concerns within two weeks.


Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's

Civil rights activist says he began to notice symptoms three years ago but was only recently tested.


Mexico migrant killings: Suspect dies after arrest

A Mexican arrested in hospital by police over the killing of 72 migrants has since died.


Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O'Neill brags of sex conquests

The jurist, who proclaimed to speak for "all heterosexual males", provokes a firestorm of ridicule.


Canada army recruiters at transgender job fair 'racism'

A job fair for transgender people is being accused of racism because army recruiters will be there.


Venezuela crisis: Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma flees country

Mayor Antonio Ledezma, who had been under house arrest since 2015, escapes to Colombia.


US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was 'unacceptable'

The phallic outline over an airbase in Washington State provoked mirth, but not everyone was amused.


Gamer predicts that eSports is going to be 'bigger than soccer'

A day in the life of Travis "Castaway" Waters, the South African who gets paid to play video games.


The baby born at Britain's busiest station

Baby Reign arrived early after his mother went into labour on a train.


Tackling the loneliness epidemic

A former US surgeon general warns there is a growing "epidemic" of loneliness threatening our health.


How worried should we be about melting ice caps?

As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.


Week in pictures: 11 - 17 November 2017

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.


The humanoid robot that can do a backflip

Atlas, a humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, is now able to perform backflips.


Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster

Tesla shows off a long awaited truck, but surprises with its new Roadster sports car.


Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals

The two Middle Eastern powers have long been rivals but recently it all got a lot more tense.


'Killfies': Indian state campaigns against deadly selfies

India records more so-called "killfie" incidents than any other country, researchers say.


Chile polls pit billionaire against ex-news anchor

Chileans vote for a new president as President Michelle Bachelet comes to the end of her term.


Spain Catalonia: Did Russian 'fake news' stir things up?

A new dispute about Russian "fake news" centres on the Catalonia crisis, Ellis Palmer writes.


Is the taboo around male make-up disappearing?

A growing number of young men are using cosmetics and big brands are embracing the trend.


100 Women: 'Home-schooling helped me break the glass ceiling'

Mechanical engineering intern Camille Eddy tells 100 Women how her mum changed her future.


Indonesia's Orang Rimba: Forced to renounce their faith

As the palm oil industry grows, some Orang Rimba have had to abandon their nomadic forest lifestyle.


Chris Coleman leaves Wales role for Sunderland job

Chris Coleman leaves his job with Wales after almost six years to take over at Championship club Sunderland.


Andy Murray: British number one splits with coach Ivan Lendl

Andy Murray announces he and coach Ivan Lendl "mutually agree" to end their working relationship.


Michael O'Neill: Northern Ireland manager set for talks with SFA over Scotland job

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill is granted permission to speak to the Scottish FA about becoming Scotland manager.


England women 79-5 Canada women: Jessica Breach scores six tries

Debutant Jessica Breach scores six tries as England women thump Canada 79-5 in the first match of their three-Test series.


Phil Jones: Jose Mourinho says defender had six injections to play for England

Phil Jones was given six injections by England medical staff so he could play against Germany, says Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho.


British Cycling: Team Sky 'gamed system' over use of therapeutic use exemptions

British former professional cyclist David Millar accuses Team Sky of "gaming the system" over their use of therapeutic use exemptions.


Zimbabwe: 10 numbers that will help you understand what's actually going on

The statistics that explain how things have got so bad in Zimbabwe.


Zimbabwe Mugabe: Where do deposed leaders go?

Where do world leaders go when they're cast out of power and need to find a safe haven fast?


Respect your elders: Why cultural norms benefit Mugabe

Why political veterans like Robert Mugabe still command the respect and goodwill of their opponents.


What next for the Mugabes?

We look at some of the options for Zimbabwe, its president, and his wife after the military takeover


Five things you should know

Five things you need to know about the background to Zimbabwe's political crisis.


Zimbabwe yearns for change of any kind

In the depths of an economic abyss, the political crisis now offers hope to many Zimbabweans.


Zimbabwe crisis: Who is Grace Mugabe?

Zimbabwe's first lady, or "Gucci Grace" to some, was tipped to be the country's next president.


What is going on in Zimbabwe?

What's happening in Zimbabwe, and is it a coup?


 

Russia casts 11th U.N. Syria veto, again blocking inquiry


Zimbabwe's ruling party to hold rally as anti-Mugabe tide rises


Exclusive: North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons


Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for France on Friday


Greeks march to mark 1973 student revolt against junta, clashes break out


The boss is dead but the mafia lives, magistrate and mobster say


As Canada prepares for legal pot, ex-cops get into the business


Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador to Germany for consultation


Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Colombia


Zimbabwe's Mugabe digs in heels as ruling party moves to depose him


 

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Alabama Senate Race Aggravates Deep Divide in Republican Party - New York Times


Kushner testified he did not recall any campaign WikiLeaks contact - CNN


North Korea Says Nuclear Weapons Only Option Against 'Repressive US Imperialists' - Newsweek


A Navy pilot drew a penis in the sky. It's not the first time something like this has been investigated. - Washington Post


Ohio governor candidate boasts of sexual history with 'approximately 50 very attractive females' - Washington Post


'What About Bill?' Sexual Misconduct Debate Revives Questions About Clinton - New York Times


Tesla's electric truck boosts stock price of Elon Musk's company - USA TODAY


Trump Adds Five Conservatives to List of Possible Supreme Court Picks - U.S. News & World Report


California shooting gunman was 'paranoid,' DA says - CNN


'Any Russians?': Sessions pokes fun at fervor over Kremlin-related dealings in convention speech - Washington Post


 

Democratic Candidates Are Hanging Roy Moore Around The Necks Of Their GOP Opponents

Democratic Candidates Are Hanging Roy Moore Around The Necks Of Their GOP OpponentsWASHINGTON ― Democrats are seizing on the controversy surrounding Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in state and local races around the country, attacking GOP opponents over their stance regarding the former judge, who has been accused of sexual assault and inappropriate advances by multiple women.



Charles Manson alive, but reportedly on death's doorstep in California hospital: 'It?s just a matter of time'

Charles Manson alive, but reportedly on death's doorstep in California hospital: 'It’s just a matter of time'Mass murderer Charles Manson is alive in a California hospital, but new reports suggest he may be near to death after serving more than four decades behind bars for committing one of the most notorious crimes in modern history.



Franken backs ethics investigation after woman accuses him of groping her

Franken backs ethics investigation after woman accuses him of groping herSen. Al Franken apologized to radio anchor Leeann Tweeden after she said he groped her in 2006. She posted a photo of the incident.



Newly Flipped Witness May Have Info on Flynn

Newly Flipped Witness May Have Info on FlynnTom Winter talks with Rachel Maddow about new reporting that Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian national wanted by Turkey and charged in the U.S. for sanctions violations is talking with prosecutors and may have information about Mike Flynn.



Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His Office

Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His OfficeAn Ohio lawmaker known for his devotion to “family values” has stepped down after allegedly engaging in “inappropriate conduct with another man” in his office.



Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga clash with police in Nairobi, Kenya

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga clash with police in Nairobi, KenyaTwo people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters cheering a convoy carrying opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi.



Oklahoma Science Teacher, 22, Charged with Rape of Teenage Student After Police Barge In

Oklahoma Science Teacher, 22, Charged with Rape of Teenage Student After Police Barge InSheriff's deputies barged in on a tryst she had allegedly set up with the teenage student



Florida Man Killed Ex, Her New Boyfriend and Her Parents -- Then Left His Son Alone With Their Bodies

Florida Man Killed Ex, Her New Boyfriend and Her Parents -- Then Left His Son Alone With Their BodiesOn Thursday, a 32-year-old Florida man was convicted of the 2014 quadruple murders of his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and her parents, according to news reports.



14 More Lawsuits Filed In Aftermath Of Las Vegas Shooting

14 More Lawsuits Filed In Aftermath Of Las Vegas ShootingA Chicago law firm filed 14 civil complaints on Wednesday over the Oct. 1 shooting at a concert in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and more than 500 others wounded.



German court: Kuwait Airways can refuse Israeli passengers

German court: Kuwait Airways can refuse Israeli passengersBERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did.



Ivanka Trump warned to stay quiet after speaking out about sexual assault allegations

Ivanka Trump warned to stay quiet after speaking out about sexual assault allegationsFirst daughter Ivanka Trump's harsh statement about Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore drew some backlash from Breitbart this week.



Some People Think Starbucks Is Promoting 'Gay Agenda' On Holiday Cups

Some People Think Starbucks Is Promoting 'Gay Agenda' On Holiday CupsIt seems like outrage over Starbucks cups is almost as much of a holiday tradition as crowded malls, Mariah Carey and sappy movie marathons.



Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai calls on Mugabe to resign

Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai calls on Mugabe to resignZimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said on Thursday President Robert Mugabe should resign in the interest of the country after the military seized power. Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler and has balked at mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup, sources said on Thursday. "In the interest of the people, Mr. Robert Mugabe must resign and step down immediately," Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, told a news conference, reading from a statement.



Anti-LGBT politician resigns after being 'caught having sex with man in his office'

Anti-LGBT politician resigns after being 'caught having sex with man in his office'An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office. Wes Goodman, who is the Republican state legislator for Ohio, is married to a woman who is assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life. The right-wing legislator, who pushed “family values”, was reportedly witnessed having sex with a man inside his office who was not employed by the legislator.



House Republicans Pass Tax Bill

House Republicans Pass Tax BillWASHINGTON ― After months of internal squabbling and doubts, House Republicans passed their tax proposal on Thursday, a major step forward for a House GOP that has thus far been unable to deliver on any major piece of President Donald Trump’s agenda.



U.S. Army medic charged with rape and murder of his 9-month-old daughter

U.S. Army medic charged with rape and murder of his 9-month-old daughterA United States Army combat medic was charged in the rape and strangling death of one of his 9-month-old twin daughters, according to local media reports.



Experts: Puerto Rico may struggle for more than a decade

Experts: Puerto Rico may struggle for more than a decadeSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico could face more than a decade of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria, experts said on Thursday.



3 Generations Of The Same Family Mourned At Funeral For Texas Church Shooting Victims

3 Generations Of The Same Family Mourned At Funeral For Texas Church Shooting VictimsThousands gathered in Texas on Wednesday to grieve with a family ripped apart by the Sutherland Springs church shooting.



This Russian Company Built Some of the World's Most Lethal Jets (And Has Big Plans)

This Russian Company Built Some of the World's Most Lethal Jets (And Has Big Plans)Russia’s RSK-MiG is developing a host of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) including strike and reconnaissance models, some of which could be fighter-sized aircraft. “These are reconnaissance and strike targets, different classes for different tasks,” MiG spokesperson Anastasia Kravchenko told the Russian TASS news agency in Dubai. MiG hopes to develop three classes of unmanned aircraft.



Alabama Governor Plans To Vote For Roy Moore Despite Sexual Assault Accusations

Alabama Governor Plans To Vote For Roy Moore Despite Sexual Assault AccusationsAlabama Gov. Kay Ivey plans to vote for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in spite of allegations that the former judge sexually assaulted multiple women.



Abandoned steelworks looks like 'post-apocalyptic wasteland'

Abandoned steelworks looks like 'post-apocalyptic wasteland'An abandoned steelworks that looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland similar to Westworld has been transformed into an artist’s haven. Far from its days of producing over 250 tons of steel per day, this steelworks in Birmingham, Ala., has lain dormant for 40 years, a sad ode to its long-forgotten wonder years long.



Florida Man Being Chased By Police Asks 911 To Call Donald Trump

Florida Man Being Chased By Police Asks 911 To Call Donald TrumpA Florida man being chased by police phoned 911 and asked a dispatcher to contact the White House so he could speak to his “close friend,” President Donald Trump.



Ohio judge uses groping scandal to brag about having sex with 50 women and 'love in the hayloft'

Ohio judge uses groping scandal to brag about having sex with 50 women and 'love in the hayloft'An Ohio Supreme Court justice has been denounced for responding to sexual misconduct allegations against Sen Al Franken by bragging of his prolific sexual exploits. Mr Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, apologised this week after broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused him of groping and kissing her non-consensually during a 2006 tour, when Mr Franken was a comedian and had not yet been elected. Elected officials, including Democrats, swiftly denounced Mr Franken.



The Kurdish Explosion Is Unleashing Demons

The Kurdish Explosion Is Unleashing DemonsThe United States needs to put a stop to this flashpoint before it’s too late.



After Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Is Sold for an Incredible $450 Million, Who Is the Mystery Buyer?

After Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Is Sold for an Incredible $450 Million, Who Is the Mystery Buyer?Gasps were audibly heard in the room as the bidding war escalated, but the buyer remains shrouded in secrecy.



School cancels Muslim speaker after teacher organising presentation receives threats

School cancels Muslim speaker after teacher organising presentation receives threatsA teacher at Northeastern Middle School in Bristol, Connecticut, had invited a local Muslim woman to speak about her faith and sent a note to parents informing them of the event. The letter, which was posted online, introduced the speaker as a New York City native who resided in Connecticut and had founded an organisation devoted to “empowerment of Muslim women”. In a statement to NBC, Bristol Public Schools superintendent Susan Kalt Moreau said despite the cancellation “there was an outpouring of support for bringing a speaker in to support our curriculum which includes religions of the world”.



Woman Dies After Cleaning Scene Of Son's Suspected Drug Overdose

Woman Dies After Cleaning Scene Of Son's Suspected Drug OverdoseA Pennsylvania mother caring for her son after his suspected drug overdose is believed to have accidentally overdosed on the same substance while cleaning his home, leading to her death.



How the U.S. Military Could Soon Have a New Way to Crush North Korea's ICBMs

How the U.S. Military Could Soon Have a New Way to Crush North Korea's ICBMsA US military upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, a kinetic-force weapon that slams into its targets, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time during a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system several months ago. The Missile Defense Agency's first-ever successful intercept of an ICBM target using a Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, using the kinetic force of an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) to destroy the target, is paving the way toward advanced future kill vehicles able to discern and attack multiple approaching threats, industry and Pentagon officials said.



Roy Moore Accuser Says Candidate Groped Her To 'Feel Powerful'

Roy Moore Accuser Says Candidate Groped Her To 'Feel Powerful'One of the women accusing Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault opened up about the alleged experience Friday morning on “Megyn Kelly Today.”



Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped her

Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped herWASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken personally apologized to the woman who has accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour, saying he remembers their encounter differently but is "ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you."



US nets 214 arrests in MS-13 gang sweep

US nets 214 arrests in MS-13 gang sweepUS authorities announced Thursday that 214 members of the notorious MS-13 gang had been arrested in a one-month sweep around the country. More than half of those picked up in the action which was led by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, were arrested on immigration violations. The largest part of the group, 135, were from El Salvador, followed by Honduras and Mexico.



Donald Trump Tied To Putin's Leash On Sassy California Billboard

Donald Trump Tied To Putin's Leash On Sassy California BillboardPresident Donald Trump and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)



Argentina's navy searches for missing submarine with 44 crew on board

Argentina's navy searches for missing submarine with 44 crew on boardArgentina’s navy has launched a huge search-and-rescue operation for a military submarine with 44 crew members that has been missing off the coast of Patagonia for more than two days. The last radio contact with the San Juan submarine was on Wednesday, when it was 430km off the coast of the southern province of Chubut, in the area of San Jorge bay, a naval spokesman said on Friday. The spokesman, Enrique Balbi, told local television that as there was no indication of problems from the submarine, it could not yet be termed lost.



Millions of People May Die if Saudi Arabia Doesn't Allow Aid to Enter Yemen Immediately

Millions of People May Die if Saudi Arabia Doesn't Allow Aid to Enter Yemen ImmediatelyA humanitarian crisis is rapidly deepening in Yemen, where millions of aid-reliant people have been cut off from assistance since Saudi Arabia closed the country’s ports on Nov. 5.



Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil

Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oilThe Keystone Pipeline has been temporarily shut down after it leaked more than 200,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota. Crews shut down the controversial oil pipeline on Thursday morning. Officials are looking into the cause of the leak, which is the largest Keystone leak in South Dakota to date, according to a spokesman for the state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources.



Woman with crude anti-Trump truck decal arrested

Woman with crude anti-Trump truck decal arrestedThe driver of a pickup displaying an expletive-filled message to President Donald Trump and his supporters in the Houston area was arrested Thursday on an outstanding warrant.



Tesla Unveils World's Fastest Production Car In Surprise Announcement

Tesla Unveils World's Fastest Production Car In Surprise AnnouncementTesla on Thursday night unveiled its electric semi truck, but the massive new vehicle was overshadowed by what it was hauling inside. 



All The Best Black Friday Deals, In One Exhaustive List

All The Best Black Friday Deals, In One Exhaustive ListWe know how overwhelming Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be.



Russia's Next Big Nuclear Missile Submarine Launches Tomorrow

Russia's Next Big Nuclear Missile Submarine Launches TomorrowRussia’s first Project 995A Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) is set to be launched on November 17 in Severodvinsk. The vessel, called Prince Vladimir (Князь Владимир—transliterated as Knyaz Vladimir) is an improved version of the original Project 955 SSBN, three of which have been completed for the Russian Navy. Compared to the three older Project 995 boats, Prince Vladimir has a better acoustical stealth, better electronics and improved living spaces for the crew.



The Latest: 7 hospital staff on unpaid leave after escape

The Latest: 7 hospital staff on unpaid leave after escapeHONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a dangerous Hawaii man who escaped from the state psychiatric hospital (all times local):



Senate Dems Leave No Room For Ambiguity In Denouncing Al Franken

Senate Dems Leave No Room For Ambiguity In Denouncing Al FrankenDemocratic senators were unequivocal on Thursday in their calls for an investigation into sexual assault allegations against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.),



Joe Biden says Barack Obama is 'like family' as he reveals favourite White House meme

Joe Biden says Barack Obama is 'like family' as he reveals favourite White House memeJoe Biden has spoken of his relationship with Barack Obama, describing the pair as “like family” and saying many of the memes of them that circulated online are accurate. The former US Vice President revealed his favourite of the thousands of memes that were posted on social media during and after his time in the White House. In them, the pair are portrayed as good friends, with Mr Biden often shown as having a humorous and mischievous approach in contrast to a more serious and sober Mr Obama.



Hamas alleges Israeli spies used Bosnian passports for assassination

Hamas alleges Israeli spies used Bosnian passports for assassinationHamas on Thursday alleged Israeli spies used Bosnian passports to enter Tunisia and assassinate one of its drone experts as the Palestinian movement announced details of its probe into the December incident. Tunisian engineer Mohamed Zaouari was shot dead in his car in December 2016 by unknown gunmen, with Hamas accusing Israel of responsibility at the time.



10 Twists On Snickerdoodles You Weren't Expecting

10 Twists On Snickerdoodles You Weren't Expecting



Senate's new background checks gun bill simply enforces current law

Senate's new background checks gun bill simply enforces current lawFederal agencies, including the military, are already required by law to submit records to the gun background checks system. Ten years ago, after a mass shooting that could have been prevented, Congress passed a bipartisan law to fix the nation’s gun background check system. The gun legislation the senators announced this morning would not require a background check on every single gun sale, despite new polling data showing that 95% of Americans – a record high – support these universal background checks.



Polish Woman Says She Was Dragged Out Of Church After Unfurling Anti-Racism Banner

Polish Woman Says She Was Dragged Out Of Church After Unfurling Anti-Racism BannerA Polish woman says she was booted out of a Catholic church service in Warsaw while protesting against racism and far-right nationalist groups.



The Absolute Worst Excuses Ever For Calling In Sick

The Absolute Worst Excuses Ever For Calling In SickCareerBuilder’s annual survey, which covered a 12-month period ending in September, found that 40 percent of workers had claimed to be sick when they actually weren’t, and 38 percent of employers had checked up on workers who called in sick.



Japan's Underwater Aircraft Carriers: Crazy Enough to Work?

Japan's Underwater Aircraft Carriers: Crazy Enough to Work?A bold plan to attack the United States came too late in the war. Japan's Underwater Aircraft Carriers: Crazy Enough to Work? As soon as Colonel James Doolittle’s  B-25 raid struck Japan in April 1942, Japan sought to wreak revenge on the United States, but by 1944 devastating aerial bombings on Japan by the Americans had become all too regular.



Ex-con, wife charged in carjack killing of Chinese student

Ex-con, wife charged in carjack killing of Chinese studentSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An ex-convict accused of gunning down a University of Utah student with a weapon stolen from a slain Colorado man was charged with aggravated murder, robbery and a dozen other counts on Thursday.



23 Unique Gifts For Your Wife That Don?t Totally Suck

23 Unique Gifts For Your Wife That Don’t Totally SuckFinding the right holiday gift for your wife can be stressful. Everything’s either too cheesy, too pricey or just plain boring. 



 

Mugabe makes post-coup appearance ? but where's 'Gucci Grace'?

Mugabe's public appearance was also notable because there were was no sign of his wife — the woman some experts say is at the root of the attempted coup.


A Panama tower carries Trump's name and ties to organized crime

The Trump Organization licensed its name to a luxury condo tower in Panama riddled with ties to drug money and international organized crime.


Why reversal of the elephant trophy ban comes at an odd time

Wildlife advocates were critical of the timing of the decision, which applies to Zimbabwe, a country currently in political upheaval.


North Korea soldier's 10-inch parasite hints at desperate diet

Huge parasites and corn kernels in the stomach of a North Korean defector confirm fears about the country's desperate food and hygiene situation.


Russia again vetoes UN resolution on Syria chemical weapons inquiry

Russia on Friday vetoed a resolution that would have briefly extended an inquiry into who was behind chemical weapons used in Syria.


Baby elephants get second chance at Kenyan nursery

At risk of extinction in as little as 10 years, African conservation groups work to protect one of the continent's most precious animals.


Climate talks close with Trump standing alone

Two weeks of climate talks end in Bonn, Germany, with no breakthroughs but no new roadblocks to fulfilling the 2015 Paris climate accord.


Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria chemical weapons inquiry

Russia vetoed a U.S.-backed resolution to extend an inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapon attacks in Syria. President Trump had urged passage.


UK man found guilty of knowingly spreading HIV

Daryll Rowe, 27, intentionally infected five men with HIV and attempted to infect five others, a U.K. court ruled.


Gay Times editor fired over anti-Semitic, anti-transgender tweets

Josh Rivers was removed from his position after offensive tweets emerged containing anti-Semitic, anti-trans, racist and misogynistic comments.


'Operation Raging Bull' nets hundreds of arrests in MS-13 crackdown

Authorities announced on Wednesday that they had arrested more than 250 alleged MS-13 gang members and associates in a month-long, nationwide operation.


Questions swirl around Museum of the Bible before opening

The Museum of the Bible was founded by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green.


German gay film festival banned in Turkish capital

Ankara's governor's office said the festival was shut down because it "could be provocative and draw reactions."


Who's right about this radical plan to cool the planet?

Some scientists want to geoengineer the atmosphere by mimicking volcanic eruptions, but others worry about unintended consequences.


Australia senator delivers emotional speech following country's gay marriage vote

Gay lawmaker Dean Smith started the Australian Parliament's debate on same-sex marriage recognition a day after voters said "yes" to marriage equality.


Did China have a role in downfall of despot Mugabe?

The timing of General Chiwenga's trip to Beijing begs an important question — did China influence the military takeover from Robert Mugabe?


Kevin Spacey faces 20 new complaints at London theater

An investigation by London's Old Vic theater has uncovered 20 allegations of "inappropriate behavior" against Kevin Spacey during his time as artistic director.


UCLA athletes arrested in China thank Trump

Three UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China apologized to their families and fans and thanked President Trump for their release.


Russia still not in clear on doping, could miss winter games

Russia could still miss the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang because it remains "non-compliant" with doping laws, the global WADA agency said Thursday.


Australian diplomat falls over balcony, dies during trust game

An Australian diplomat died after he plummeted from a Manhattan building during a game of trust, police said.


Explorer hunting tribe found 'safe' in Papua New Guinea

Benedict Allen, who disappeared on a mission to find a remote indigenous tribe, is now awaiting rescue from Papua New Guinea.


Zimbabwe army has Robert Mugabe in custody, seizes state TV

"We wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover," Maj. Gen. Sibusiso Moyo said after taking control of Zimbabwe's state broadcaster.


Ex-Argentine official kills self amid FIFA corruption case

A former Argentine government official killed himself after being accused of taking bribes in testimony during a trial looking into corruption in world soccer.


Big Papa: Pope gets white-and-yellow Lamborghini

Pope Francis received some new wheels on Wednesday in the form of a Lamborghini, but he won't be using it on the tree-shaded roads of the Vatican gardens.


'An open secret': Saudi Arabia and Israel get cozy

They are united by their desire to contain Iranian influence, even if the Saudis don't want to go public with their relationship.


 

Spain’s Secret Service Had Ties to Attack Leader, Official Says

Abdelbaki Essati, who was killed in a blast shortly before the attack in Barcelona, provided information to the National Intelligence Center in 2014.


Jeremy Hutchinson, a Top Lawyer in High-Profile Cases, Dies at 102

As a leading British barrister he defended Penguin Books for publishing D.H. Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” which had been banned as indecent.


British Explorer Is Rescued From Remote Forest in Papua New Guinea

Benedict Allen was trying to reconnect with a tribe he had met 30 years ago.


Trilobites: How Snapdragons Beckon Bees With More Than One Color

Subspecies of the flowers share most of their genes, but differ in a handful that lead to some being yellow on magenta and others being magenta on yellow.


The Saturday Profile: Sweden’s Proponent of ‘Feminist Foreign Policy,’ Shaped by Abuse

As foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom, who broke free from a violent relationship in her 20s, is challenging assumptions in a traditionally male sphere.


For This Hero, It’s O.K. to Just Throw Him a Bone

A Belgian Malinois dog called Mali has received Britain’s highest award for animal valor for his actions during an intense firefight in Afghanistan.


Salvatore Riina, Italian Mafia’s ‘Boss of Bosses,’ Dies at 87

Known as the Beast, the brutal and murderous leader of the Sicilian Cosa Nostra was serving 26 life sentences.


Angela Merkel’s Coalition Talks in Germany Go Into Overtime

The German chancellor and representatives of three other parties are expected to work into the weekend after contentious talks ended in deadlock.


In Italy, a Neo-Fascist Party’s Small Win Creates Big Unease

CasaPound won a seat in a Roman municipal election, raising fears that Italy may be joining the ranks of countries where the far right is rising.


Europe Edition: Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, Ryanair: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.


   


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