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(2016/12/20 02:15) The Newest Breaking News

(2016/12/20 02:15) The Newest Breaking News


Trump blames terrorists for killings in Turkey, Germany

  
On the day that his election victory became official, Donald Trump on Monday experienced what life will be like as president as he condemned separate deadly incidents against a Russian diplomat and shoppers .........

Red Wings-Hurricanes game postponed due to ice issues

  
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A scheduled game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Detroit Red Wings has been postponed because of unplayable ice.......

MH370 officials: Crash site could be north of search area

  
SYDNEY (AP) — A team of international investigators hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 says it has determined the plane is unlikely to be found in the area search crews have been combing for two years, and may instead have crashed in a stretch of ocean farther to the north.......

Trump's Treasury Pick Moves in Secretive Hedge Fund Circles

  
Steven T. Mnuchin's time in the limelight came mainly as the head of OneWest, a bank bought out of bankruptcy that was criticized over foreclosures.......

Panel Finds Judge in Stanford Rape Case Didn't Abuse Authority - Wall Street Journal

  
Wall Street JournalPanel Finds Judge in Stanford Rape Case Didn't Abuse AuthorityWall Street JournalA California judicial disciplinary panel found no grounds to sanction the Santa Clara County judge who earlier this year sentenced Brock Turner, a former Stanford University student convicted of felony sexual assault, to months behind bars. Santa Clara ...Judicial panel clears California judge who gave lenient sentence in Stanford sexual assaultLos Angeles TimesJudge in Stanford Sexual Assault Case Is Cleared of MisconductNew York TimesJudge cleared of misconduct in Brock Turner sexual-assault caseWashington PostHuffington Post -NPR -RollingStone.com -SFGateall 45 news articles »......

The Latest: Berlin police say dead man in truck was Polish

  
BERLIN (AP) — The latest on a truck ramming into a Berlin Christmas market (all times local):......

The Latest: Trump dinner with Mexico's Carlos Slim confirmed

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times local):......

Rail Crossing Warnings Are Sought for Mapping Apps

  
The National Transportation Safety Board asked tech companies to add the locations of grade crossings into digital maps and to provide alerts for drivers.......

Uber Lost Hundreds of Millions In the Most Recent Quarter - Fortune

  
FortuneUber Lost Hundreds of Millions In the Most Recent QuarterFortuneThe finances of ride-hailing giant Uber improved after the sale of its China business to rival Didi Chuxing, but it still managed to lose a huge amount of money. Uber lost more than $800 million in the third quarter, according to a report from tech ...Uber's Loss Exceeds $800 Million in Third Quarter on $1.7 Billion in Net RevenueBloombergUber lost more than $800 million in third quarter 2016: BloombergYahoo Singapore Newsall 6 news articles »......

Turkey, Russia and an Assassination: The Swirling Crises, Explained - New York Times

  
New York TimesTurkey, Russia and an Assassination: The Swirling Crises, ExplainedNew York TimesThe gunman immediately after shooting the Russian ambassador to Turkey on Monday at a gallery in Ankara. Credit Yavuz Alatan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. Turkey and Russia, whose up-and-down relationship has helped shape the Syrian war ...Turkish police officer, invoking Aleppo, guns down Russian ambassador in AnkaraWashington PostTrump wins Electoral College vote as insurgency fizzlesUSA TODAYA photographer's harrowing account of capturing today's assassinationThe Boston GlobePolitico -Breitbart News -Huffington Post -Bloombergall 1,243 news articles »......

Electoral College stamps Trump's win

  
The real voting for the White House is now underway. ......

'Casper octopod under threat from deep sea mining'

  
A deep sea octopus, dubbed Casper because of its ghost-like appearance, may be at risk from deep sea mining, scientists say.......

Prosecutors won't use statement from suspect in bombing case

  
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor on Monday said the government won't introduce at trial a lengthy statement from a man charged with setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey in order to keep to a scheduled trial date in March.......

With 78 Pardons, Obama Is No Longer Least Generous Since 1800s - U.S. News & World Report

  
U.S. News & World ReportWith 78 Pardons, Obama Is No Longer Least Generous Since 1800sU.S. News & World ReportPresident Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the White House. The Associated Press. President Barack Obama issued 78 pardons Monday, more than doubling the number he has issued since taking office and shedding the superlative of ...Obama offers blunt assessment of why Democrats lost 2016 presidential electionAOL NewsThe politically correct culture was just denounced by...President Obama?TheBlaze.comObama flexes his pardon powerPoliticoSalon -Breitbart News -The Detroit News -Baltimore Sunall 233 news articles »......

Judge who gave Brock Turner 6 months cleared of misconduct - U.S. News & World Report

  
U.S. News & World ReportJudge who gave Brock Turner 6 months cleared of misconductU.S. News & World ReportFILE - This June 27, 2011 file photo shows Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who drew criticism for sentencing former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to only six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.Judicial panel clears California judge who gave lenient sentence in Stanford sexual assaultLos Angeles TimesJudge in Stanford Sexual Assault Case Is Cleared of MisconductNew York TimesJudge cleared of misconduct in Brock Turner sexual-assault caseWashington PostHuffington Post -RollingStone.com -NPR -SFGateall 45 news articles »......

Crash kills 12 at Christmas market; dozens injured

  
Twelve people are dead after a tractor trailer slammed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, police said in tweets. Officials said 48 people are in the hospital, some with serious injuries.......

After dark: London's River Thames gets modern makeover

  
The River Thames is probably London's most iconic symbol, but after dark it's an invisible artery silently snaking through the heart of the city.......

Nicola Sturgeon to set out Scottish Brexit proposals

  
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to set out her government's proposals for Scotland's future relations with Europe after Brexit.......

At Least 12 Dead After Truck Plows Into Christmas Market in Berlin

  
Forty-eight people were injured in the attack, according to police.......

Death toll rises to 12 after truck plows into German Christmas market

  
BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of people who were killed when a truck plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday has risen to 12, German police said on Tuesday. Police said that 48 people were injured, some of them badly. (Reporting by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Paul Carrel)......

Truck Rams Berlin Christmas Market, Leaving at Least 12 Dead - Wall Street Journal

  
Wall Street JournalTruck Rams Berlin Christmas Market, Leaving at Least 12 DeadWall Street JournalBERLIN—A truck plowed into a popular Christmas market near one of Berlin's prime tourist sites, leaving at least 12 dead and sending German authorities scrambling to investigate what they described as a possible terror attack.At least 9 dead as truck rams crowd in Berlin Christmas marketWashington PostEU--Germany-Christmas MarketYahoo NewsTruck Plows Into Christmas Market in Berlin, Killing 12, Injuring 48NBCNews.comTIME -Washington Times -CBS Local -Milwaukee Journal Sentinelall 730 news articles »......

Judge in Stanford Sexual Assault Case Is Cleared of Misconduct - New York Times

  
New York TimesJudge in Stanford Sexual Assault Case Is Cleared of MisconductNew York TimesJudge Aaron Persky in 2011. A California panel on Monday cleared him of misconduct regarding a sentencing that some people felt was too lenient. Credit Jason Doiy/The Recorder, via Associated Press.. Aaron Persky, the judge who gave a former Stanford ...Judge in Brock Turner Case Cleared of MisconductFOX40Judge in Stanford Rape Case Cleared of WrongdoingPatch.comclear - Commission on Judicial Performance - CaliforniaCommission on Judicial Performance - Californiaall 43 news articles »......

Everything you need to know about 'Rogue One's' sweet new 'Star Wars' cape - Los Angeles Times

  
Los Angeles TimesEverything you need to know about 'Rogue One's' sweet new 'Star Wars' capeLos Angeles TimesA close-up look at the luxurious cape from Ben Mendelsohn's character, Orson Krennic, in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." (Disney / Lucasfilm). By Meredith WoernerContact Reporter · Rogue One: A Star Wars Story · Forest Whitaker · Donnie Yen ...Big Dividend Payers Lead Indexes Higher in Quiet TradingNew York TimesLong unseen 'Star Wars' character returns in 'Rogue One'New York Daily NewsWhy 'Rogue One' Is a Model for How to Make a Great...RollingStone.comWashington Post -MTV.com -A.V. Club -USA TODAYall 608 news articles »......

Prostate cancer laser treatment 'truly transformative'

  
Surgeons describe a new treatment for early stage prostate cancer as "truly transformative".......

Berlin Breitscheidplatz: Lorry kills 12 at Christmas market

  
A lorry ploughs into a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people.......

WATCH: US Steps Up Security After Berlin Christmas Market Attack

  
FBI and Homeland Security officials have issued warnings about the potential of large trucks to be used in attacking crowds through the holiday season.......

The Latest: Death toll now at 12 from truck crash in Berlin

  
The latest on a truck ramming into a Berlin Christmas market (all times local): 2 a.m. Berlin police have raised the death toll to 12 after a truck rammed into a Christmas market in the German capital. .........

The Latest: 3 Hawaii electors for Clinton, 1 for Sanders

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Electoral College meeting Monday to formally elect Donald Trump the nation's 45th president (all times EST):......

Judge who gave Brock Turner 6 months cleared of misconduct

  
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge was cleared of misconduct Monday for sentencing a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus, a punishment decried as too lenient by critics across the country.......

Pound recovers losses on hints of plan to match EU payments after Brexit - Reuters

  
ReutersPound recovers losses on hints of plan to match EU payments after BrexitReutersA bank employee counts pound notes at Kasikornbank in Bangkok, Thailand, October 12, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang/File Photo. By John Geddie | LONDON. LONDON Britain's pound recovered around half of its earlier losses against the dollar on ...The Fantasy Version of BrexitNew York TimesLeavers and Remainers can unite on this: EU nationals have a right to remain hereNew Statesmanall 202 news articles »......

Long unseen 'Star Wars' character returns in 'Rogue One' - New York Daily News

  
New York Daily NewsLong unseen 'Star Wars' character returns in 'Rogue One'New York Daily NewsThe Force was clearly strong with the filmmakers of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." Director Gareth Edwards and his filmmaking team resurrected a number of characters from the original film, "Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope." Chiefly among them is ...Big Dividend Payers Lead Indexes Higher in Quiet TradingNew York TimesWhy 'Rogue One' Is a Model for How to Make a Great...RollingStone.comIf it's going to work, 'Star Wars' needs to get past the Rebellion and the EmpireWashington PostMTV.com -USA TODAY -CNBC -SFGateall 603 news articles »......

Gunfire erupts in Kinshasa as Congolese protest Kabila's power - Reuters

  
Financial ExpressGunfire erupts in Kinshasa as Congolese protest Kabila's powerReutersKINSHASA Gunfire could be heard in several districts of Kinshasa early on Tuesday as demonstrators demanded that President Joseph Kabila step down after his mandate expired at midnight, and measures to curb dissent fanned fears of more violence.Kinshasa faces unrest as Congolese president refuses to step downChristian Science MonitorNew War In Congo? Protests, Violence Raise Fears Of Fresh Conflict In Sub-Saharan Africa's Largest CountryInternational Business TimesProtests, gunfire erupt in Congo as president clings to power delaying electionsThe Sydney Morning HeraldNewsweek -Business Standard -The Star Onlineall 85 news articles »......

Crash kills 12 at Christmas market

  
Twelve people are dead after a tractor trailer slammed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, police said in tweets. Officials said 48 people are in the hospital, some with serious injuries.......

WATCH: Police Search for Man Accused of Killing 3-Year-Old in Road Rage Incident

  
A 3-year-old boy was killed after the car he was riding in was shot at in an apparent road rage case in Little Rock, Arkansas.......

WATCH: How to Boost Your Business

  
Learn about the biggest tech opportunities for small business owners from Alex Fong, advocate of technology in small businesses. From collaboration tools to data analytics, see how the technology landscape can give your business a competitive advantage. ......

WATCH: Donald Trump Gets the Wax Treatment

  
Donald Trump Gets the Wax Treatment London's Madame Tussauds is working to have wax likenesses of the president-elect ready for Inauguration Day.......

WATCH: Deep Freeze Across US Creates Dangerous Conditions

  
Dangerously cold temperatures created havoc on the highways, leaving at least 19 people dead, and caused one plane to skid off the runway in Chicago.......

WATCH: Amazon Warns of Potential Delivery Delays

  
Pilots flying packages for Amazon are involved in a labor dispute, which may affect the company's ability to deliver gifts in time for the holidays.......

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Asks Santa for New Heart for Mom in Touching Letter

  
"That's the only thing I want for Christmas," Arnulfo Guerra Jr. said. ......

Kids Battling Cancer Board Flight to the North Pole

  
This magical plane had elves for flight attendants. ......

Trump blames terrorists for killings in Turkey, Berlin

  
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — On the day that his election victory became official, Donald Trump on Monday experienced what life will be like as president as he condemned separate deadly incidents against a Russian diplomat and shoppers at a German Christmas market, blaming Islamic terrorism in both instances.......

Trump: Fla. Supporters 'Mean and Vicious' During the Election

  
The president-elect made the comments during a thank-you rally in Orlando.......

At Least 9 Dead After Truck Plows Into Christmas Market in Berlin

  
Fifty were injured in the attack, according to police.......

Legal firms want unilateral UK action to safeguard sector after Brexit

  
By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should take immediate action to safeguard the pre-eminent global role of its courts and legal services in resolving disputes over commercial contracts once Britain leaves the EU, a lobby group for the industry said on Tuesday. Britain's legal services sector is second in size only to the United States and Britain has become the world's top centre for dispute resolution due to the use of English law in commercial contracts. EU rules, known as Rome I and Rome II, require member state courts to respect a party's choice of law for their contracts.......

Lagarde keeps IMF job, escapes penalty after negligence conviction in France

  
By Chine Labbé and David Lawder PARIS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde escaped punishment and kept her job on Monday despite a conviction on negligence charges over a state payout made while she served as France's finance minister in 2008. The executive board representing the IMF's 189 member countries reaffirmed its full confidence in Lagarde's ability to lead the crisis lender, hours after the verdict was issued by a panel of judges in Paris with no fine or jail term. Lagarde told reporters at IMF headquarters that she would not appeal the decision after vigorously fighting the charge since she took the IMF's helm in 2011.......

IMF board: Lagarde will remain as chief despite conviction

  
Christine Lagarde will remain head of the International Monetary Fund despite her conviction Monday of negligence in a case dating to her tenure as France's finance minister. The IMF's executive board .........

Daniel Hudson, Pirates agree to $11M million, 2-year deal

  
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates bolstered their bullpen on Monday, agreeing to an $11 million, two-year contract with reliever Daniel Hudson.......

Could Fournette, McCaffrey be starting new bowl trend?

  
The decisions by LSU's Leonard Fournette and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey to bypass postseason games as they prepare for the NFL could be a jolt to the bowl business.......

North Carolina Limits on Transgender Rights Appear Headed for Repeal

  
The state's General Assembly is expected to rescind the contentious state law cutting legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.......

With electoral college vote, Trump's win is official - Washington Post

  
Washington PostWith electoral college vote, Trump's win is officialWashington PostDonald Trump clinched the presidency Monday as members of the electoral college cast ballots declaring him the victor, a perfunctory conclusion to the most stunning presidential contest in modern history. Trump became the winner Monday afternoon after ...Donald Trump Completes Final Lap, Electoral College, to White HouseNew York TimesTrump wins Electoral College votePoliticoTrump secures victory in Electoral College, as bid to flip electors flopsFox NewsNPR -The Hill (blog) -Huffington Post -Wall Street Journalall 3,221 news articles »......

Security Council approves UN monitors for Aleppo evacuations - UN News Centre

  
UN News CentreSecurity Council approves UN monitors for Aleppo evacuationsUN News CentreChildren and their parents gather around a fire to keep warm in the yard of a large warehouse in Jibreen, now used as a shelter for thousands of families who fled violence in eastern Aleppo. Photo: UNICEF/UN043357/Al-Issa. Print. 19 December 2016 ...and more »......

The '5 disguises' used by human traffickers

  
Across the U.S., there is a movement to prioritize human trafficking prevention in our nation's communities. Schools, youth service programs, juvenile corrections services, group homes, and other youth-oriented spaces have begun to recognize their great potential to empower youth to stay safe from exploitation.......

Woman Accused of Sandy Hook Death Threat Pleads Not Guilty

  
Lucy Richards is accused of threatening a parent of a Sandy Hook victim.......

Warrant Related to Clinton Emails to be Unsealed Tuesday

  
The warrant authorized the FBI search of a laptop in final days before election.......

Trump condemns killing of Russian ambassador to Turkey

  
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump vowed Monday that the Islamic State Group and other "Islamist terrorists" would be "eradicated from the face of the earth" after violent incidents in Turkey and Berlin.......

Evans throws for 5 TDs, Tulsa tops Central Michigan 55-10

  
MIAMI (AP) — Dane Evans and Tulsa put up huge numbers all season, and did it again at the Miami Beach Bowl.......

Truck Rams Berlin Christmas Market, Leaving Nine Dead - Wall Street Journal

  
TIMETruck Rams Berlin Christmas Market, Leaving Nine DeadWall Street JournalBERLIN—A truck plowed into a popular Christmas market near one of Berlin's prime tourist sites, leaving nine dead and sending German authorities scrambling to investigate what they described as a possible terror attack.At Least 9 Dead After Truck Driven Into Berlin Christmas Market, Police SayNPRUS official calls killings in Berlin Christmas market an apparent 'terrorist attack'Los Angeles TimesLive updates: Truck plows into Christmas market in Berlin, killing 9Yahoo NewsTIME -NBCNews.com -New York Daily News -Breitbart Newsall 667 news articles »......

Christian McCaffrey won't play in the Sun Bowl, and college football will be just fine - Sports Illustrated

  
Sports IllustratedChristian McCaffrey won't play in the Sun Bowl, and college football will be just fineSports IllustratedIt's a simple cost-benefit analysis for stars like Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette to skip their bowl games. Yet the bowl system will still be just fine. Share. Brian Hamilton. an hour ago. On New Year's Eve 2010, the people of El Paso, Texas ...Mel Bratton, who blew out his knee in the 1988 Orange Bowl, says Christian McCaffrey should playUSA TODAYFive things you'll miss about Stanford's Christian McCaffreyThe Mercury NewsChristian McCaffrey ignites a dollars and sense debate over college football bowl gamesWashington PostLos Angeles Times -New York Daily News -FOXSports.com -NFL.comall 151 news articles »......

How Ivanka Trump's Possible White House Role Wouldn't Be Unprecedented

  
Although a Trump adviser says it's a "fair assessment" that his daughter, Ivanka, may play an active role in the administration, she wouldn't be the first child of a president to do so. Anita McBride, a former chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush and board member of the White House Historical Association, points to several historical examples of first daughters taking on active roles to help their fathers in the White House. "A fair number throughout our history have stepped up to help the president," McBride said in an interview with ABC News. "It wouldn't be unusual for a first child to step out, but this may be different if she is directly in charge of an initiative," she added. Though the Trump transition team has yet to announce what role, if any, Ivanka Trump may play in the future administration, she and her husband Jared Kushner have been house-hunting in Washington. And adviser Kellyanne Conway has said it's a "fair assessment" that she will be an active.........

EU--Switzerland-Shooting - Yahoo News

  
Yahoo NewsEU--Switzerland-ShootingYahoo NewsPolice secure the area in front of the Islamic center, in Zurich, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. A Zurich police official says a gunman has injured several people in Switzerland's largest city. The official said police were swarming to the scene in pursuit of ...Gunman wounds 3 in Zurich mosque rampage, motive unclearAOL NewsGunman Wounds 3 at Muslim Prayer Center in ZurichNew York TimesThree People Injured in Shooting at Swiss MosqueWall Street JournalHuffington Post -BBC News -New York Post -Jezebelall 150 news articles »......

At Least 9 Dead After Truck Driven Into Berlin Christmas Market, Police Say - NPR

  
NPRAt Least 9 Dead After Truck Driven Into Berlin Christmas Market, Police SayNPRUpdated at 7 p.m. ET. German police said at least nine people were killed and at least 45 people were injured after a truck barreled into a packed Christmas market in Berlin. Earlier reports indicated at least 50 had been hurt. Just now a truck drove ...Truck Rams Berlin Christmas Market, Leaving Nine Dead and Injuring at Least 50Wall Street JournalLive updates: Truck plows into Christmas market in Berlin, killing 9Yahoo NewsTruck Plows Into Christmas Market in Berlin, Killing 9, Injuring 45: PoliceNBCNews.comChicago Tribune -New York Daily News -WHIO -BBC Newsall 620 news articles »......

Berlin Breitscheidplatz: British tourists describe lucky escapes

  
British tourists describe narrowly escaping a lorry that ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, killing nine.......

Trump wins U.S. Electoral College vote; a few electors break ranks

  
SEATTLE/AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump prevailed in U.S. Electoral College voting on Monday to officially win election as the next president, easily dashing long-shot hopes by a small movement of detractors to block him from gaining the White House. ......

Truck Rams Berlin Christmas Market, Leaving Nine Dead and Injuring at Least 50 - Wall Street Journal

  
NBCNews.comTruck Rams Berlin Christmas Market, Leaving Nine Dead and Injuring at Least 50Wall Street JournalBERLIN—A truck rammed into a popular Christmas market near one of Berlin's prime tourist sites on Monday evening, leaving nine people dead and injuring at least 50, police said. What We Know. Truck Rams Berlin Christmas Market. The suspected driver ...Berlin Breitscheidplatz: Lorry kills nine at Christmas marketBBC NewsAt Least 9 Dead After Truck Driven Into Berlin Christmas Market, Police SayNPRUS official calls killings in Berlin Christmas market an apparent 'terrorist attack'Los Angeles TimesYahoo News -New York Daily News -NBCNews.com -WHIOall 611 news articles »......

Obama pardoned more than 70 inmates. Here are their names. - Washington Post

  
Washington PostObama pardoned more than 70 inmates. Here are their names.Washington PostAlong with shortening the sentences of 153 nonviolent drug offenders on Monday, President Obama also pardoned 78 people. Here are their names: Ryan Michael Ashbrook — DeWitt, Mich. Offense: Possession with intent to distribute approximately 56 ...Obama grants 78 pre-Christmas pardons in last-minute clemency pushUSA TODAYObama announces record wave of pardons, commutationsFox NewsObama grants clemency to 231 inmates in one-day recordThe HillNBCNews.com -Huffington Post -cleveland.comall 121 news articles »......

How much sugar is OK? Paper adds to debate

  
A new paper suggests that recommendations to restrict sugar intake are based on low-quality evidence. Should you think twice about dietary guidelines? ......

US charges Platinum Partners execs with $1 billion fraud - Reuters

  
ReutersUS charges Platinum Partners execs with $1 billion fraudReutersNEW YORK Top executives of New York-based hedge fund manager Platinum Partners were arrested on Monday and charged with running a $1 billion fraud that federal prosecutors said became "like a Ponzi scheme" as its largest investments lost much of ...Prosecutors Allege $1.3 Billion Hedge Fund Platinum Partners Operated 'Like A Ponzi Scheme'ForbesPlatinum Partners execs charged in $1B mini-Madoff fraudUSA TODAYHere is the indictment against the New York hedge funders who were charged with a $1 billion fraudBusiness InsiderFortune -New York Daily News -New York Times -Pensions & Investmentsall 54 news articles »......

The 7 most quotable lines from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYThe 7 most quotable lines from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'USA TODAY"Do or do not, there is no try." "These aren't the droids you're looking for." "It's a trap!" Even a Star Wars novice probably knows that when someone utters those lines, they're referencing a galaxy far, far away. So what phrases will the new Star ...Long unseen 'Star Wars' character returns in 'Rogue One'New York Daily NewsWhy 'Rogue One' Is a Model for How to Make a Great...RollingStone.comHow Rogue One May Explain Rey's Force Awakens Flashback SceneCinema BlendChicago Tribune -Washington Post -Comicbook.com -NBCSports.comall 588 news articles »......

Obama's Swipe at Clinton's Campaign Was Unfair and Missed the Point - Daily Beast

  
Daily BeastObama's Swipe at Clinton's Campaign Was Unfair and Missed the PointDaily BeastIf the president really thinks his party has failed to spend time in these communities, he can spend time in them after leaving office next month. Michael Tomasky. 12.19.16 11:31 AM ET. Most liberals who watched Barack Obama's news conference last ...Dear liberal celebrities: You're not helpingWashington Post (blog)Transcript And Video: NPR's Exit Interview With President ObamaNPRall 285 news articles »......

Obama just granted commutations to more than 150 people. Here are their names. - Washington Post

  
Washington PostObama just granted commutations to more than 150 people. Here are their names.Washington PostPresident Obama pardoned more than 70 people and granted commutation to 153 non-violent drug offenders on Monday. Here are the names of those who were granted commutations: • Kendrick Tyshawn Akins — Coppell, Tex. Offense: Conspiracy to ...Obama flexes his pardon powerPoliticoObama grants 78 pre-Christmas pardons in last-minute clemency pushUSA TODAYObama announces record wave of pardons, commutationsFox NewsU.S. News & World Report -The Hill -NBCNews.com -The White House (blog)all 120 news articles »......

Red alerts for China smog

  
A dangerous gray haze descended on Northeast China over the weekend, choking off schools, flights and industry and endangering citizens simply trying to breathe, according to local reports. ......

Human cannonball stunt boss Scott May showed 'disregard' for law

  
A stunt show boss showed a "flagrant disregard" for the law over the death of a "human cannonball" at one of his events, a court hears.......

Aleppo evacuation: UN backs sending monitors

  
UN Security Council adopts resolution calling for monitors to observe Aleppo mass evacuations.......

Newspaper headlines: 'Massacre' at Berlin Christmas market

  
Tuesday's front pages carry some graphic images as they report the deaths of nine people at a Berlin Christmas market and the fatal shooting of Russia's ambassador to Turkey.......

Dozens of Orphans Among Thousands Evacuated From Eastern Aleppo

  
Some of the children are critically injured, UNICEF said.......

The Public Editor: Why'd You Do That? Running a Photo of a Killer on the Home Page

  
The Times's standards editor, Phil Corbett, discusses the publication of an image of a gunman standing beside the dead body of Russia's ambassador to Turkey.......

On the Runway: China Machado: A Breakthrough Model Until the End

  
Ms. Machado, who died Sunday at age 86, was the first nonwhite supermodel, and it's a legacy the fashion industry has to wrestle with.......

North Carolina Limits on Transgender Rights Appears Headed for Repeal

  
The state's General Assembly is expected to rescind the contentious state law cutting legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.......

Donald Trump, Aleppo, Russia: Your Monday Evening Briefing

  
Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.......

Books of The Times: 'Ethics in the Real World,' Peter Singer's Provocative Essays

  
Mr. Singer ruminates on sports doping, poverty, incest, religion and dozens of other topics in this collection of writings.......

Asian-American Actors Are Fighting for Visibility. They Will Not Be Ignored.

  
Actors like Daniel Dae Kim, Constance Wu, BD Wong and Aziz Ansari have become frank critics of their industry, calling out Hollywood for "whitewashing."......

Why 'Rogue One' Is a Model for How to Make a Great Prequel - RollingStone.com

  
RollingStone.comWhy 'Rogue One' Is a Model for How to Make a Great PrequelRollingStone.comWhy 'Rogue One' passes all three of the requirements for being a great prequel – and why it doubles as a how-to for future franchise filmmakers. Credit: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm Ltd. By Tim Grierson. 5 hours ago ...Long unseen 'Star Wars' character returns in 'Rogue One'New York Daily NewsBig dividend payers lead indexes higher in quiet tradingChicago TribuneHow Rogue One May Explain Rey's Force Awakens Flashback SceneCinema BlendWashington Post -Comicbook.com -NBCSports.com -Huffington Postall 587 news articles »......

Obama offers blunt assessment of why Democrats lost 2016 presidential election - AOL News

  
AOL NewsObama offers blunt assessment of why Democrats lost 2016 presidential electionAOL NewsPresident Barack Obama on Monday offered one of the most blunt assessments of the Democratic party's failure to win the White House in 2016, arguing that the party needs to reframe its debates for suburban and rural voters. In an interview on NPR ...Obama's Swipe at Clinton's Campaign Was Unfair and Missed the PointDaily BeastObama adds to historic number of federal prisoners granted clemencyWashington PostObama flexes his pardon powerPoliticoUSA TODAY -The Hill -NBCNews.com -Wall Street Journalall 260 news articles »......

Trump wins U.S. Electoral College vote; some electors break ranks

  
SEATTLE/AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump prevailed in U.S. Electoral College voting on Monday to officially win election as the next president, easily dashing long-shot hopes by a small movement of detractors to block him from gaining the White House. ......

'Flip Or Flop' Couple Tarek And Christina El Moussa Could Possibly Get Back Together - The Inquisitr

  
The Inquisitr'Flip Or Flop' Couple Tarek And Christina El Moussa Could Possibly Get Back TogetherThe InquisitrCould Tarek and Christina El Moussa of HGTV's Flip or Flop get back together months after their separation? Earlier this month, the Flip or Flop stars confirmed they had parted ways after seven years of marriage in May, but now, rumors are swirling in ...Flip or Flop Reportedly Ending Next YearTV Guide (blog)Lisa Loves Showbiz: 'Flip or Flop' Star Tarek El Moussa Busted Dating Former NannyK-Earth 101 FMall 69 news articles »......

Photographer Recounts Witnessing Assassination of Russian Ambassador

  
Ambassador Andrey Karlov was shot dead at a museum in Ankara, Turkey.......

US condemns apparent 'terrorist attack' in Berlin

  
The United States labeled as an apparent "terrorist attack" a driver's move to plow his truck into a busy Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing at least nine people and hurting 50 more. "Germany is one of our closest partners and strongest allies, and we stand together with Berlin in the fight against all those who target our way of life and threaten our societies," White House National Security spokesman Ned Price said in a statement. In Berlin, ambulances and heavily armed officers rushed to the area after the driver mounted the pavement of the market in a square popular with tourists, in scenes reminiscent of July's deadly truck attack in the French city of Nice.......

Turkish police officer, invoking Aleppo, guns down Russian ambassador in Ankara - Washington Post

  
Washington PostTurkish police officer, invoking Aleppo, guns down Russian ambassador in AnkaraWashington PostMOSCOW — A Turkish police officer who angrily denounced the bloodshed in Syria killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey in Ankara on Monday, shooting the diplomat in front of a room full of horrified spectators at an art gallery in an assassination ...Aleppo, Berlin, Russia: Your Morning BriefingNew York TimesTrump wins Electoral College vote as insurgency fizzlesUSA TODAYRussian Ambassador Shot Dead in Turkey as Syria Roils RegionBloombergBusiness Insider -The Hill -Reuters -Deadlineall 1,033 news articles »......

Republican Electors, Vote On Monday For Conservatives' Dream Ticket: Pence-Ryan - Huffington Post

  
Huffington PostRepublican Electors, Vote On Monday For Conservatives' Dream Ticket: Pence-RyanHuffington PostSeth Abramson Attorney; Assistant Professor at University of New Hampshire; Poet; Editor, Best American Experimental Writing; Editor, Metamodern Studies. If you're a Republican elector, you've by now received literally thousands of requests for you to ...Obama flexes his pardon powerPoliticoObama's Swipe at Clinton's Campaign Was Unfair and Missed the PointDaily BeastObama grants 78 pre-Christmas pardons in last-minute clemency pushUSA TODAYFox News -Washington Post -The Hill -AOL Newsall 272 news articles »......

Boeing Deepens Jetliner Job Cuts as Risk of Sales Downturn Looms - Bloomberg

  
BloombergBoeing Deepens Jetliner Job Cuts as Risk of Sales Downturn LoomsBloombergBoeing Co. is making deeper job cuts in its commercial airplane business and planning further reductions for 2017, citing "fewer sales opportunities and tough competition." The most important business stories of the day. Get Bloomberg's daily newsletter.More Boeing job cuts ahead in the new yearThe Seattle TimesBuyouts, possible layoffs coming to Boeing next yearKING5.comBoeing plans to cut commercial aircraft workforce in 2017KOMO NewsCharleston Post Courierall 23 news articles »......

Confidante of SK president faces court

  
The woman who may have brought down South Korea's president appeared in court on Monday, charged with abuse of power and fraud.......

Lorry ploughs into Christmas market in Berlin

  
Footage from the scene after a truck ploughed into people at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany.......

Shooter in Russian Ambassador Killing Was Member of Turkish Riot Police

  
The young gunman yelled in Arabic and Turkish during the incident.......

Trump condemns assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey

  
(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump condemned the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey on Monday, saying the killing was carried out by a "radical Islamic terrorist" and violated "all rules of civilized order." Trump, in a statement issued by his transition team, offered condolences to the family of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov, who was fatally shot while attending an event at an art gallery in Ankara. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton in Washington; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)......

Obama political director to run foundation building library

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has tapped his White House political director to run the foundation that will build his presidential library and center.......

Invoking Syria, policeman kills Russian ambassador to Turkey

  
A Turkish policeman fatally shot Russia's ambassador to Turkey on Monday in front of a shocked gathering at a photo exhibit and then, pacing near the body of his victim, appeared to condemn Russia's military .........

IMF board: Lagarde can remain as chief despite conviction

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Lagarde can remain head of the International Monetary Fund despite her conviction Monday of negligence in a case dating to her tenure as France's finance minister.......

How Rogue One May Explain Rey's Force Awakens Flashback Scene - Cinema Blend

  
Cinema BlendHow Rogue One May Explain Rey's Force Awakens Flashback SceneCinema BlendWarning: Spoilers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are in play. If you haven't seen the film yet, bookmark this page and make the jump to lightspeed. During 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a now landmark flashback scene told Rey everything she ...Big dividend payers lead indexes higher in quiet tradingChicago Tribune'Rogue One' blasts to top of box office with $155 millionWashington PostA's reliever Sean Doolittle reviews "Rogue One"NBCSports.comNew York Daily News -RollingStone.com -Huffington Post -MTV.comall 569 news articles »......

Aleppo, Berlin, Russia: Your Morning Briefing - New York Times

  
New York TimesAleppo, Berlin, Russia: Your Morning BriefingNew York Times... • Details were still emerging after Russia's ambassador to Turkey was fatally shot while giving a speech in Ankara, an attack a Russian official characterized as a terror attack. Video shows the gunman shouting "God is great!" and "don't forget ...Trump wins Electoral College vote as insurgency fizzlesUSA TODAYRussian Ambassador Shot Dead in Turkey as Syria Roils RegionBloombergThe assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey will likely bring the countries 'closer together'Business InsiderReuters -The Hill -Press Herald -Columbus Dispatchall 1,027 news articles »......

Mane's late strike wins Merseyside derby

  
Sadio Mane's injury-time goal secures a dramatic Liverpool victory over Everton in a lacklustre Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.......

Man captures chaos moments after truck hits

  
An eyewitness describes filming "horrible scenes" moments after a lorry ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin.......

Gunman Wounds 3 at Muslim Prayer Center in Zurich

  
Swiss police were looking for a man, about 30 years old, who they said opened fire as worshipers prayed.......

Asia and Australia Edition: Aleppo, Berlin, Russia: Your Morning Briefing

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

Judge cleared of misconduct in Brock Turner sexual-assault case - Washington Post

  
Washington PostJudge cleared of misconduct in Brock Turner sexual-assault caseWashington PostA California judge who became a lightning rod in the national debate over campus sexual assault after he sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer has been cleared of judicial misconduct by an independent state agency. California Superior Court ...Judge in Stanford Sexual Assault Case Is Cleared of MisconductNew York TimesCalif. Judge Cleared Of Misconduct After Sentence In Stanford Sexual Assault CaseNPRJudge Cleared of Misconduct for Sentence in Stanford CaseBloombergLos Angeles Times -The Mercury News -New York Daily News -SFGateall 35 news articles »......

IMF chief Christine Lagarde found guilty for past payout to French tycoon - Washington Post

  
Washington PostIMF chief Christine Lagarde found guilty for past payout to French tycoonWashington PostInternational Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde was found guilty Monday of criminal negligence for a government payout to a business tycoon eight years ago while she served as France's finance minister. The French court chose not to sentence ...IMF's Lagarde guilty, but not punished, in French negligence trialReutersIs Christine Lagarde Finished at the IMF?Daily BeastIMF Chief's Conviction For Negligence Raises Questions About Her FutureForbesTampabay.com -Christian Science Monitor -International Business Times -The Economistall 235 news articles »......

No Regrexit: Brits stand by EU vote

  
British voters would repeat their decision to leave the European Union if the "Brexit" referendum were held today, according to a new CNN/ComRes poll released Monday.......

ISIS train attack suspect confesses

  
The alleged ISIS terrorist charged with launching a gun attack on a high-speed train last year that was thwarted by three Americans has finally started cooperating with French authorities, a source close to the investigation tells CNN.......

I approve of what the Electoral College just did

  
Today we should all celebrate American democracy, even if some of us are unhappy with the Electoral College result.......

Electoral College makes Trump's win official

  
The real voting for the White House is now underway. ......

Trump Surpasses 270 Electoral College Votes

  
That's the required number to be elected president.......

Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote Monday — ensuring that the billionaire will become America's 45th president.......

The Latest: Lavrov: Syria meeting to be held despite killing

  
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey (all times local):......

IMF board retains 'full confidence' in Lagarde as managing director

  
The International Monetary Fund said Monday it retains "full confidence" in Christine Lagarde's ability to continue to lead the organization, despite her conviction in a French court. The board met in the wake of the announcement of her conviction for negligence in a 2008 case, dating back to when she was serving as French finance minister. "In this context, the Executive Board reaffirms its full confidence in the managing director's ability to continue to effectively carry out her duties," the board said in a statement.......

Exclusive: U.S. proposed $5 billion - 7 billion penalty on Credit Suisse on toxic debt - source

  
ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has asked Credit Suisse to pay between $5 billion and $7 billion to settle a probe over its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a source with knowledge of the matter said, but the bank has resisted settling for that amount. "Credit Suisse is confident of reaching a better solution," said the second person. In a sign that negotiations may be reaching their final stages, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch last week met with Credit Suisse chief executive Tidjane Thiam, another person familiar with the matter said.......

Electoral College confirms White House win for Trump: US media

  
Washington (AFP) - America's Electoral College Monday confirmed as expected Donald Trump's election as the 45th president of the United States, unswayed by a last-ditch bid by die-hard opponents to bar the Republican's path to the White House.......

Donald Trump surpasses 270 votes in Electoral College to formally win presidency

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump surpasses 270 votes in Electoral College to formally win presidency.......

Exclusive: U.S. proposed $5 billion - 7 billion penalty on Credit Suisse on toxic debt - source

  
ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has asked Credit Suisse to pay between $5 billion and $7 billion to settle a probe over its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a source with knowledge of the matter said, but the bank has resisted settling for that amount. ......

Trump Hits 270 Electoral College Votes

  
That's the required number to be elected president.......

US, China talks continue on return of seized Navy drone

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military conversations continue with China to gain the return of an unmanned underwater drone that was seized by the Chinese Navy last week, the Pentagon said Monday.......

U.S. charges Platinum Partners execs with $1 billion fraud

  
By Nate Raymond and Lawrence Delevingne NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top executives of New York-based hedge fund manager Platinum Partners were arrested on Monday and charged with running a $1 billion fraud that federal prosecutors said became "like a Ponzi scheme" as its largest investments lost much of their value. Led by Mark Nordlicht, Platinum was known for years for producing exceptionally high returns -- about 17 percent annually in its largest fund -- by taking an unusually aggressive approach to investing and fund management, as detailed by a Reuters Special Report in April.......

The Latest: US envoy wants UN monitors in Aleppo quickly

  
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):......

U.S. charges Platinum Partners execs with $1 billion fraud

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top executives of New York-based hedge fund manager Platinum Partners were arrested on Monday and charged with running a $1 billion fraud that federal prosecutors said became "like a Ponzi scheme" as its largest investments lost much of their value. ......

Election Briefing: Donald Trump Completes Final Lap, Electoral College, to White House

  
Electors across the country met on Monday and officially gave Mr. Trump a majority of votes, ending a long-shot bid to block his victory.......

Three people wounded in Zurich mosque shooting; gunman is on the run, police say - Los Angeles Times

  
Los Angeles TimesThree people wounded in Zurich mosque shooting; gunman is on the run, police sayLos Angeles TimesA gunman dressed in black stormed into the prayer hall of a mosque frequented by Somali immigrants and opened fire, wounding three people before fleeing, a Zurich police spokesman said Monday. Police, who rushed to the scene in a central ...Gunman injures several at Zurich mosque, Swiss police sayCBS NewsThree wounded in shooting near Zurich Islamic centre, target unclearReutersThree People Injured in Shooting at Swiss MosqueWall Street JournalHuffington Post -Daily Mail -Jezebel -Dallas News (blog)all 141 news articles »......

Judge Aaron Persky Cleared Of Misconduct In Stanford Sex Assault Case - Huffington Post

  
Huffington PostJudge Aaron Persky Cleared Of Misconduct In Stanford Sex Assault CaseHuffington PostThe lenient sentence shows no "clear and convincing evidence of bias," a judicial panel said. 12/19/2016 04:45 pm ET. Michael McLaughlin Reporter, The Huffington Post. ASSOCIATED PRESS. This Sept. 6 photo released by Oho authorities shows Brock ...Judge cleared of misconduct in Stanford sexual assault caseNOLA.comJudge in Stanford Sexual Assault Case Is Cleared of MisconductNew York Timesall 33 news articles »......

Donald Trump Completes Final Lap, Electoral College, to White House - New York Times

  
New York TimesDonald Trump Completes Final Lap, Electoral College, to White HouseNew York TimesRight Now The Electoral College has affirmed Donald J. Trump as the nation's 45th president, pushing him past the 270-vote threshold for election, with scant evidence of the anti-Trump revolt among electors that some of his critics had hoped would occur.Electoral College Makes It Official For Donald Trump, Despite Attempts By 'Faithless Electors'Huffington PostDonald Trump Secures Electoral College Win, With Few SurprisesNPRHistory reasserts itselfFox NewsReuters -Salon -New York Daily News -The Hillall 2,942 news articles »......

I approve of what the Electoral College did

  
Today we should all celebrate American democracy, even if some of us are unhappy with the Electoral College result.......

The Latest: Berlin probe Polish link to market truck crash

  
The Latest on a truck ramming into a Berlin Christmas market (all times local): 11:15 p.m. A Berlin police spokesman says that in addition to the nine dead in a Christmas market about 50 people were injured, .........

Ex-Benghazi panel staffer settles lawsuit against Rep. Gowdy

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for a former House Benghazi committee staffer says the ex-staffer has settled a lawsuit against the panel and its chairman, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy.......

Democrats turn 'faithless electors' in U.S. Electoral College surprise

  
By Roberta Rampton and Eric M. Johnson WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) - At least five Democrats who had been committed to back Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Electoral College cast ballots for other people on Monday, the largest number of "faithless electors" seen in well over a century. The 538 electors were voting across the country to confirm Republican Donald Trump as the next president. The event is normally a formality but took on extra prominence this year after some Democrats urged electors to revolt and switch to Clinton, who won the national popular vote on Nov. 8.......

Democrats turn 'faithless electors' in U.S. Electoral College surprise

  
WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) - At least five Democrats who had been committed to back Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Electoral College cast ballots for other people on Monday, the largest number of "faithless electors" seen in well over a century. ......

Gunman wounds three in Zurich mosque rampage, motive unclear - Reuters

  
ReutersGunman wounds three in Zurich mosque rampage, motive unclearReutersZURICH A man stormed into a Zurich mosque on Monday evening and opened fire on people praying, injuring three, Swiss police said. They said they had collected evidence inside the building and would make more details available on Tuesday.Gunman injures several at Zurich mosque, Swiss police sayCBS NewsThree People Injured in Shooting at Swiss MosqueWall Street JournalMan Opens Fire In Zurich Mosque, Wounding 3 PeopleHuffington PostJezebel -Dallas News (blog) -UPI.com -ABC Onlineall 143 news articles »......

Russian Ambassador's killer: 'Do not forget Aleppo'

  
Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot Monday at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey's official Anadolu news agency reported. ......

Truck crash in Berlin could be accident or attack: official

  
BERLIN (Reuters) - The circumstances of Monday's deadly truck crash at a Christmas market in Berlin is still unclear, a senior German official said, dismissing as speculation reports that the truck could have been hijacked by militants. "The sequence of events point to either an accident or an attack," Berlin State Interior Minister Andreas Geisel said. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a statement it was still unclear exactly what had happened. Security officials are trying to secure the site and find those responsible, he said. .........

The Latest: UN chief condemns 'senseless act of terror'

  
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey (all times local):......

The Latest: Trump at 268 electoral votes, Clinton at 166

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Electoral College meeting Monday to formally elect Donald Trump the nation's 45th president (all times EST):......

Gunman wounds three in Zurich mosque rampage, motive unclear

  
By Michael Shields and Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi ZURICH (Reuters) - A man stormed into a Zurich mosque on Monday evening and opened fire on people praying, injuring three, Swiss police said. They said they had collected evidence inside the building and would make more details available on Tuesday. They declined to comment on the potential motive. Two of the three men -- aged 30, 35 and 56 -- were seriously injured in the attack shortly after 5:30 p.m. local time (1630 GMT) near the main train station in Switzerland's financial capital, Zurich police said. A third sustained less severe injuries. .........

Evoking Syria, policeman kills Russian ambassador to Turkey

  
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish policeman fatally shot Russia's ambassador to Turkey on Monday in front of a shocked audience at a photo exhibit and then, pacing near the body of his victim, appeared to condemn Russia's military role in Syria, shouting: "Don't forget Aleppo! Don't forget Syria!"......

Gunman wounds three in Zurich mosque rampage, motive unclear

  
ZURICH (Reuters) - A man stormed into a Zurich mosque on Monday evening and opened fire on people praying, injuring three, Swiss police said. ......

Obama grants 78 pre-Christmas pardons in last-minute clemency push - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYObama grants 78 pre-Christmas pardons in last-minute clemency pushUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — President Obama granted 78 pardons and 153 commutations on Monday — a single-day record for the use of presidential clemency power as Obama engages in an historic end-of-term clemency surge. With just 32 days left in office, Obama ...Obama announces record wave of pardons, commutationsFox NewsObama's Swipe at Clinton's Campaign Was Unfair and Missed the PointDaily BeastObama adds to historic number of federal prisoners granted clemencyWashington PostThe Hill -NBCNews.com -Breitbart News -Wall Street Journalall 168 news articles »......

North Carolina lawmakers will meet Wednesday to consider repealing bathroom bill - Washington Post

  
Washington PostNorth Carolina lawmakers will meet Wednesday to consider repealing bathroom billWashington PostNorth Carolina lawmakers will meet Wednesday for a special session to consider eliminating the the state's so-called "bathroom bill," clearing the way for legislators to potentially drop a highly criticized measure that prompted lawsuits and cost the ...What's the Matter With North Carolina?New York TimesNC gov calls special session to repeal bathroom lawThe Hill (blog)Date set for session to undo North Carolina 'bathroom bill'U.S. News & World ReportNPR -USA TODAY -Charlotte Observer -Salonall 222 news articles »......

Judge cleared of misconduct in Stanford sexual assault case - NOLA.com

  
NOLA.comJudge cleared of misconduct in Stanford sexual assault caseNOLA.comThis June 27, 2011 photo shows Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who drew criticism for sentencing former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to only six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. A California ...Judge Aaron Persky Cleared Of Misconduct In Stanford Sex Assault CaseHuffington PostJudge in Stanford Sexual Assault Case Is Cleared of MisconductNew York TimesCalif. Judge Cleared Of Misconduct After Sentence In Stanford Sexual Assault CaseNPRLos Angeles Times -ABC News -New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV -The Mercury Newsall 32 news articles »......

If it's going to work, 'Star Wars' needs to get past the Rebellion and the Empire - Washington Post

  
Washington PostIf it's going to work, 'Star Wars' needs to get past the Rebellion and the EmpireWashington PostThis post discusses the plot of "Rogue One," which I reviewed last week, and much other "Star Wars" ephemera. In 2017, the war between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance will have been going on for 40 years, at least as counted in Earth time ...How Rogue One May Explain Rey's Force Awakens Flashback SceneCinema BlendBig dividend payers lead indexes higher in quiet tradingChicago TribuneWhy 'Rogue One' Is a Model for How to Make a Great...RollingStone.comMTV.com -CBS News -New York Daily News -Huffington Postall 559 news articles »......

The year we got it all wrong

  
Never has there been a more humbling year for a reporter. ......

Myanmar: Amnesty Intl spreads fake news

  
Myanmar's treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority threatens to undermine the region's security and stability, Malaysia's Foreign Minister said Monday at a rare international meeting to tackle the crisis. ......

The Latest: Trump at 262 to Clinton's 166 electoral votes

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Electoral College meeting Monday to formally elect Donald Trump the nation's 45th president (all times EST):......

The Latest: Czechs beef up security after Berlin truck crash

  
The Latest on a truck ramming into a Berlin Christmas market (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Czech authorities are increasing security after a truck has run into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin killing .........

F-35 chief defends program after Trump criticism

  
Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet program is essential for the security of the United States and its allies, a Pentagon official said on Monday, looking to defend the program a week after President-elect Donald Trump criticized it for delays and cost overruns. "The F-35 program and cost is out of control," Trump wrote on Twitter last week, echoing campaign promises to cut waste in federal spending. "Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th." Speaking with reporters on Monday, Air Force Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan, who runs the F-35 program for the Pentagon, said that if he had an opportunity to speak with the Trump transition team, he would tell them that the program is now under control after years of delays.......

Big dividend payers lead indexes higher in quiet trading

  
With the Christmas holiday and the end of 2016 coming into view, U.S. stocks edged higher Monday as bond yields dropped and investors who sought income moved money into phone company and real estate stocks. .........

F-35 chief defends program after Trump criticism

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet program is essential for the security of the United States and its allies, a Pentagon official said on Monday, looking to defend the program a week after President-elect Donald Trump criticized it for delays and cost overruns. ......

President Barack Obama Pardons 78, Cuts Sentences for 153 - Wall Street Journal

  
Wall Street JournalPresident Barack Obama Pardons 78, Cuts Sentences for 153Wall Street JournalHONOLULU—President Barack Obama granted clemency to 231 federal inmates, including 78 pardons, more than half of the total pardons he has ordered while in office, the White House announced Monday. Until now Mr. Obama had granted fewer ...Obama announces record wave of pardons, commutationsFox NewsObama's Swipe at Clinton's Campaign Was Unfair and Missed the PointDaily BeastObama adds to historic number of federal prisoners granted clemencyWashington PostThe Hill -NBCNews.com -USA TODAY -Breitbart Newsall 171 news articles »......

What drugs were the Nazis on?

  
Historians have long known that Nazi soldiers took drugs -- but what exactly did these drugs do to their bodies and brains?......

Photos: Truck plows through crowd at Christmas market

  
A truck ran into a Christmas market in a major public square in Berlin, killing nine people and injuring at least 50 others, police said on Monday, December 19.......

Crash that killed 9 at Xmas market investigated as terror

  
A truck ran into a Christmas market Monday evening in Berlin in what police describe as a "severe incident." ......

Everton 0-1 Liverpool

  
Sadio Mane's injury-time goal secures a dramatic Liverpool victory over Everton in a lacklustre Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.......

BBC News at Ten

  
Britain's most-watched news channel, delivering breaking news and analysis all day, every day.......

At Least 9 Dead After Truck Plows Into Public Square in Berlin

  
It is unknown how many were injured in the incident.......

4 Washington State Electors Switch Votes from Clinton

  
They are supposed to vote reflective of their states' popular vote results. ......

Turkish official links Russian envoy killer to exiled cleric

  
By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish security official said Ankara saw "very strong signs" the gunman who killed Russia's ambassador there on Monday was a follower of a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed for orchestrating a failed coup in July. A representative of cleric Fethullah Gulen, Alp Aslandogan, denied any link and said the exiled cleric condemned the murder as a "heinous act". The Turkish official, who declined to be identified, said the current investigation was focused on the gunman's links to the network of Gulen's followers, which the government calls the "Gulenist Terrorist Organisation" or "FETO".......

The Latest: Trump at 259 to Clinton's 166 electoral votes

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Electoral College meeting Monday to formally elect Donald Trump the nation's 45th president (all times EST):......

'Rogue One' blasts to top of box office with $155 million

  
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" blasted into theaters Thursday night and flew straight to the top of the box office with $155 million in ticket sales.......

NSA watchdog on leave in whistleblower case

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — Allegations of retaliation against a whistleblower at the National Security Agency have left its top watchdog fighting for his job.......

Largest public pension system to sell all tobacco stocks

  
The nation's largest public pension system is giving up tobacco. The California Public Employees' Retirement System decided Monday to sell of its last $550 million worth of tobacco-related investments .........

GM to close five US plants temporarily in January

  
General Motors plans to temporarily shut five US manufacturing plants in January in response to lower demand, a spokeswoman said Monday. "GM adjusts its manufacturing plants' production schedules to meet market demand as part of the normal course of business," the GM spokeswoman said.......

Date set for session to undo North Carolina 'bathroom bill'

  
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina leaders struck a deal Monday to kill the state law widely derided as the "bathroom bill," after it tarnished the state's reputation, cost it scores of jobs and contributed to the Republican governor's narrow loss.......

Adam West to sell Batman-themed paintings he's created

  
KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — The actor who portrayed the tights-clad Batman in the 1960s TV series is selling paintings he has created of villains from the show at an art gallery in the central Idaho resort town of Ketchum near where he now lives.......

140 years late, Nevada veteran lauded with US Medal of Honor

  
RENO, Nev. (AP) — An Army veteran who died without knowing he won the nation's highest medal of bravery is getting the honor he's been owed for nearly 140 years.......

Several people shot at Zurich mosque; gunman is on the run, police say - Los Angeles Times

  
Los Angeles TimesSeveral people shot at Zurich mosque; gunman is on the run, police sayLos Angeles TimesSeveral people were wounded in a shooting at a mosque frequented largely by Somali immigrants in Switzerland's largest city, and the suspect remains at large, Zurich police said Monday. Police and ambulances swarmed to the scene near the city's rail ...Three People Injured in Shooting at Swiss MosqueWall Street JournalMan Opens Fire In Zurich Mosque, Wounding 3 PeopleHuffington PostSwiss shooting: Three wounded near Zurich Islamic centreBBC NewsNew York Daily News -ABC Online -UPI.comall 87 news articles »......

Truck driver fatigue cited in California train crash

  
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators have determined that a crash that killed a Metrolink commuter train engineer in Southern California was probably due to acute fatigue and lack of familiarity with the area by the driver of a utility truck that turned onto tracks at a rail crossing.......

Latest 'Star Wars' release boosts Disney, US stocks up

  
Wall Street stocks finished modestly higher Monday, with Disney lifting the Dow following a strong opening weekend performance for the latest release in its "Star Wars" movie franchise. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" raked in $155 million Friday to Sunday, well above the competing options, and better than some had expected, Exhibitor Relations said. Disney jumped 1.4 percent.......

Who Was Andrey Karlov, the Russian Ambassador Killed in Turkey?

  
The Russian ambassador to Turkey was assassinated by a Turkish policeman on Monday in Ankara, officials said.......

Gunman Kills Russia's Ambassador to Turkey

  
Andrey G. Karlov was shot by a man who shouted "Don't forget Aleppo, don't forget Syria" at the Contemporary Arts Center in Ankara, Turkey's capital.......

The tumultuous history of North Carolina's bathroom bill, which is on its way to being repealed - Washington Post

  
Washington PostThe tumultuous history of North Carolina's bathroom bill, which is on its way to being repealedWashington PostOne of North Carolina's most controversial and high-profile laws in recent memory could be undone this week. Gov. Pat McCrory (R) announced a special session Wednesday to repeal the state's "bathroom bill," which limits which restrooms transgender ...What's the Matter With North Carolina?New York TimesNC gov to call special session to repeal bathroom lawThe Hill (blog)North Carolina's Legislature Poised To Repeal 'Bathroom Bill'NPRUSA TODAY -Charlotte Observer -Salon -U.S. News & World Reportall 440 news articles »......

9 Dead in Berlin After Truck Drives Into Christmas Market - New York Times

  
New York Times9 Dead in Berlin After Truck Drives Into Christmas MarketNew York TimesA truck plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday evening, leaving at least nine people dead and many more injured, according to the police. Publish Date December 19, 2016. Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters. Watch in Times Video ». embed.Truck Slams Into Holiday Market In Berlin, GermanyCBS LocalAt least 9 dead as truck rams crowd in Berlin Christmas marketWashington PostAt least 9 dead after truck slams into Berlin marketThe Boston GlobeNPR -New York Post -CNBC -NBCNews.comall 402 news articles »......

9 Dead in Berlin After Truck Drives Into Christmas Market

  
German media reported that the truck jumped the sidewalk and drove into a crowd in what the police believed was an attack.......

Was crash terrorism?

  
Police are now investigating the deadly Christmas market crash in Berlin as an act of terrorism. CNN's Paul Cruickshank reports. ......

Russian envoy gunned down

  
Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot Monday at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey's official Anadolu news agency reported. ......

Myanmar: Amnesty spreads fake news

  
Myanmar's treatment of its Muslim Rohingya minority threatens to undermine the region's security and stability, Malaysia's Foreign Minister said Monday at a rare international meeting to tackle the crisis. ......

Graphic video shows Russian ambassador assassinated

  
Andrey Karlov, Russia's ambassador to Turkey, was killed in a shooting in the capital of Turkey, a spokeswoman for Russia's foreign ministry announced on Russian television.......

Gallery: Truck plows through Christmas market

  
A truck ran into a Christmas market in a major public square in Berlin, killing nine people and injuring at least 50 others, police said on Monday, December 19.......

Confidant of SK president faces court

  
The woman who may have brought down South Korea's president appeared in court on Monday, charged with abuse of power and fraud.......

Wall Street extends rally but Germany truck deaths reduce gains

  
All three major U.S. indexes ended higher but lost some steam after German police said a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, killing nine people and injuring up to 50 others. The S&P technology index rose 0.61 percent, with Microsoft, Intel, Apple and Amazon.com lifting the Nasdaq Composite to within a hair of last Tuesday's record high close. U.S. stocks have been on a tear since the Nov. 8 presidential election, with the S&P rising nearly 6 percent on bets that President-elect Donald Trump's plans for deregulation and infrastructure spending will boost the economy.......

The Latest: Trump at 256 to Clinton's 139 electoral votes

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Electoral College meeting Monday to formally elect Donald Trump the nation's 45th president (all times EST):......

Putin says Turkey ambassador murder is ploy to wreck Syrian peace process

  
By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that the killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey was a despicable provocation aimed at spoiling Russia-Turkey ties and derailing Moscow's attempts to find, with Iran and Turkey, a solution for the Syria crisis. In televised comments, Putin, speaking at a special meeting in the Kremlin, ordered security at Russian embassies around the world to be stepped up and said he wanted to know who had "directed" the gunman's hand. "A crime has been committed and it was without doubt a provocation aimed at spoiling the normalization of Russo-Turkish relations and spoiling the Syrian peace process which is being actively pushed by Russia, Turkey, Iran and others," said a stern-faced Putin.......

Ancient skeleton to return to Native Americans for reburial

  
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — One of the oldest and most complete skeletons found in North America will be given back to American Indian tribes in Washington state for reburial.......

Truck Slams Into Holiday Market In Berlin, Germany - CBS Local

  
CBS LocalTruck Slams Into Holiday Market In Berlin, GermanyCBS LocalKeidel: Never Doubt The Packers, Aaron RodgersThe Green Bay Packers, once 4-6 and fading, are now 8-6 and in control of their playoff destiny. So much for doubting Aaron Rodgers. Jaguars GM Says He Wants To Talk To Coughlin About Coaching ...Berlin Breitscheidplatz: Lorry kills nine at Christmas marketBBC NewsTruck slams into Christmas market in Berlin, killing at least nineUSA TODAYTruck plows into crowded Christmas market in BerlinNew York PostCNBC -Wall Street Journal -NBCNews.com -Los Angeles Timesall 341 news articles »......

Time to face reality, Obama — Trump is going to be president - New York Post

  
CNN InternationalTime to face reality, Obama — Trump is going to be presidentNew York PostSo this is how it ends — in a whimper wrapped in self-pity and recriminations. With President Obama on the defensive at his final press conference and Hillary Clinton's last campaign event resembling a wake, the Democratic Party is limping off the ...Obama adds to historic number of federal prisoners granted clemencyWashington PostObama's Swipe at Clinton's Campaign Was Unfair and Missed the PointDaily BeastObama grants clemency to 231 inmates in one-day recordThe HillUSA TODAY -The White House (blog) -Huffington Post -Wall Street Journalall 144 news articles »......

'Rogue One': Jyn Erso's Character Seems Left on the Cutting Room Floor - Hollywood Reporter

  
Hollywood Reporter'Rogue One': Jyn Erso's Character Seems Left on the Cutting Room FloorHollywood ReporterRogue One: A Star Wars Story is many things: a love letter to the original trilogy, the closing of a plot hole from the very first movie that fans had turned into an in-joke, a franchise extension attempting to find life outside of the series formula ...Question Club: We throw down over Rogue One's CGI characters, choppy first act, and that damn blue milkThe VergeIf it's going to work, 'Star Wars' needs to get past the Rebellion and the EmpireWashington PostWhy 'Rogue One' Is a Model for How to Make a Great PrequelRollingStone.comHuffington Post -CBS News -New York Daily News -CNBCall 538 news articles »......

IMF's Lagarde Guilty, but Not Punished, in French Negligence Trial - Voice of America

  
Voice of AmericaIMF's Lagarde Guilty, but Not Punished, in French Negligence TrialVoice of AmericaFILE - Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde reacts before the start of her trial about a state payout in 2008 to a French businessman, at the courts in Paris, France, Dec. 12, 2016. Share. Share on Facebook ...IMF Chief's Conviction For Negligence Raises Questions About Her FutureForbesIn a surprise verdict, IMF chief Christine Lagarde found guilty of negligenceLos Angeles TimesIMF chief Christine Lagarde found guilty of negligence in arbitration caseUSA TODAYFortune -International Business Times -U.S. News & World Report -The Guardianall 211 news articles »......

US Electoral College poised to confirm Trump win

  
America's Electoral College was poised Monday to make Donald Trump's victory official, despite a last-ditch campaign by Democrats hoping against the odds its members could revolt and keep the Republican billionaire out of the White House. Normally, this step in a US presidential election is a rubber stamp formality that tends to go unnoticed. The country is bitterly divided following Trump's shock win over Hillary Clinton, with the Democrat finishing nearly three million votes ahead in the popular tally.......

The Latest: Truck passenger died at scene of Berlin market

  
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a truck ramming into a Berlin Christmas market (all times local):......

Jaguars have interest in bringing back Tom Coughlin

  
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have interest in former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin.......

Geopolitical turmoil keeps Wall Street in check

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended a recent rally on Monday but finished the session short of earlier gains after several people were killed by a truck driven into a Christmas market in Germany.......

Obama warns Trump against using the executive order too much — for real - TheBlaze.com

  
TheBlaze.comObama warns Trump against using the executive order too much — for realTheBlaze.comIn what is certain to be seen as an ironic comment in the eyes of many of his detractors, outgoing President Barack Obama warned his successor, Donald Trump, against wielding his executive authority too much. In an interview with NPR, Obama — who said ...Obama announces record wave of pardons, commutationsFox NewsObama adds to historic number of federal prisoners granted clemencyWashington PostObama's Swipe at Clinton's Campaign Was Unfair and Missed the PointDaily BeastUSA TODAY -The White House (blog) -Huffington Post -Daily Callerall 140 news articles »......

Truck crash that killed 9 in Berlin investigated as terrorism

  
A truck ran into a Christmas market Monday evening in Berlin in what police describe as a "severe incident." ......

O'Brien says Savage will start Saturday against Bengals

  
HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Savage will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans on Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals.......

Russia's Ambassador To Turkey Shot And Killed In Ankara - NPR

  
NPRRussia's Ambassador To Turkey Shot And Killed In AnkaraNPREditor's note: An image below shows Ambassador Andrei Karlov on the ground after he was shot. Russia's ambassador to Turkey has died after he was shot Monday evening at an art exhibition in the capital, Ankara, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman ...Russian Ambassador Shot Dead in Turkey as Syria Roils RegionBloombergThe Latest: Putin, Erdogan: Killing Aimed at Derailing TiesNew York TimesRussian Ambassador Andrey Karlov shot dead by Turkish cop in AnkaraCBS NewsFox News -The Boston Globe -USA TODAY -CNBCall 881 news articles »......

Russian ambassador shooting: Video shows aftermath

  
Video shows the gunman moments after fatally shooting the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, in Ankara.......

Wisconsin conservative talk show host ends 23-year run

  
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A leading voice in conservative radio who helped promote the Republican political agenda in Wisconsin but was outspoken in opposing Donald Trump, retired from his popular radio show Monday.......

Wall Street trims gains after truck kills shoppers in Germany

  
All three major U.S. indexes were in positive territory but off of earlier highs after German police said a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, killing nine people and injuring up to 50 others. Will this disrupt economic activity in just this area or will it be a wider area and for how long?," said John Canally, chief economic strategist for LPL Financial. The Nasdaq Composite added 0.26 percent to 5,451.27.......

'Very strong signs' Turkish gunman linked to U.S.-based cleric: official

  
There are "very strong signs" that the gunman who killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey on Monday belonged to the network of the U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated a failed coup in July, a senior security official said. The official, who declined to be identified, said the current investigation was focused on the gunman's links to Fethullah Gulen's network. The government says Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania since 1999, created a "parallel network" in the police, military, judiciary and civil service aimed at overthrowing the state.......

Turkey policeman assassinates Russia envoy at art show

  
A Turkish policeman crying "Aleppo" and "Allahu Akbar" shot dead Russia's ambassador to Turkey at an art exhibition in Ankara on Monday, in what Moscow branded a "terrorist act" that would be punished. Andrei Karlov died of his wounds after the shooting, which occurred on the eve of a key meeting between the Russian, Turkish and Iranian foreign ministers on the Syria conflict. Dramatic television footage showed the moment the veteran diplomat was shot as he opened a show of Russian photographs at the Ankara exhibition hall.......

Trump within reach of Electoral College win

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump appeared to cruise toward 270 votes in the Electoral College on Monday — ensuring he will become America's 45th president.......

Truck plows into crowd at Berlin Christmas market, nine dead

  
By Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) - A truck plowed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital Berlin on Monday evening, killing nine people and injuring up to 50 others, police said. German media, citing police at the scene, said first indications pointed to an attack on the market, situated at the foot of the ruined Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church, which was kept as a bombed-out ruin after World War Two. The incident evoked memories of an attack in France in July when Tunisian-born man drove a 19-tonne truck along the beach front, mowing down people who had gathered to watch the fireworks on Bastille Day, killing 86 people.......

Three hurt in shooting at Muslim prayer hall in Zurich: police

  
A man burst into a Muslim prayer hall in the Swiss city of Zurich on Monday and started shooting, injuring three men, according to police, who have launched a manhunt for the shooter. A body was found a few hundred metres (yards) from the scene, an AFP photographer said, but it was unclear if it was connected to the shooting, which took place inside the city's Islamic Centre, near the central station. At around 5:30 pm (1630 GMT), an unknown person entered the Islamic Centre, where several worshippers were gathered, and began shooting, Zurich police said in a statement.......

Those who experience hot weather likely to buy global warming

  
Americans who experience hot weather are more likely to believe global warming is real, while those in colder climates are more likely to be doubters, said a US study Monday. Researchers looked at US beliefs about climate change on a county-by-county basis, and compared them to the frequency of residents' exposure to record highs and lows, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "One of the greatest challenges to communicating scientific findings about climate change is the cognitive disconnect between local and global events," said co-author Michael Mann, associate professor of geography at George Washington University.......

The Latest: Putin, Erdogan: Killing aimed at derailing ties

  
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey (all times local):......

The Latest: Berlin arrest driver of truck that rammed market

  
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a truck ramming into a Berlin Christmas market (all times local):......

The Latest: AZ, MO, give Trump 245 electoral votes of 270

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Electoral College meeting Monday to formally elect Donald Trump the nation's 45th president (all times EST):......

Report: DEA records show West Virginia flooded with drugs

  
Drug wholesalers shipped 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia in just six years, a period when 1,728 people fatally overdosed on these two painkillers, according to an investigation .........

Putin says ambassador murder is ploy to wreck Syrian peace process

  
President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that the killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey was a provocation to try to spoil Russia-Turkey ties and derail Moscow's attempts to find, with Iran and Turkey, a solution for the Syria crisis. In televised comments, Putin, speaking at a special meeting in the Kremlin, ordered security at Russian embassies around the world to be stepped up and said he wanted to know who had "directed" the gunman's hand.......

Polish president: media restrictions in parliament dropped

  
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president says he has received a pledge from leaders of the populist ruling party that they won't introduce restrictions on media access in parliament, a plan that had sparked days of bitter protests.......

Officials: Native dreamcatchers used in meth smuggling bid

  
COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — A Mexican woman tried to smuggle liquid methamphetamine into the U.S. by hiding it inside Native American-style dreamcatchers when she crossed the border into New Mexico over the weekend, federal officials said Monday.......

Obama pardons 78, shortens the sentence for 153

  
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama has pardoned 78 people and shortened the sentence of 153 others convicted of federal crimes, the greatest number of individual clemencies in a single day by any president, the White House said Monday.......

NY businessman, veteran is Trump's pick for Army secretary

  
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Monday tapped another billionaire businessman for an administration job, naming Army veteran and fellow New Yorker Vincent Viola to be his secretary of the Army.......

North Carolina signals reversal on transgender bathroom law

  
Under a law adopted in March, North Carolina was the first U.S. state to ban transgender people from using government-run restrooms that match their gender identity. The law, which catapulted the state to the forefront of U.S. culture wars over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, has been blamed for hundreds of millions of dollars in economic losses and the relocation of major sporting events. In a surprise development, incoming Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said on Monday that Republican legislative leaders agreed to a special session as soon as Tuesday to repeal the law, known as House Bill (H.B.) 2.......

No sign of revolt as U.S. Electoral College meets to confirm Trump

  
By Roberta Rampton and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Electoral College began voting on Monday to confirm Republican Donald Trump as the next president, with no sign that electors would revolt and switch to losing candidate Hillary Clinton as some Democrats had urged. The Electoral College vote is normally a formality but this year it has taken on extra prominence after Clinton lost the Nov. 8 election on a state-by-state basis despite winning the popular vote nationwide. There were protests at some state capitols on Monday, but no sign that the Electoral College's 538 electors, chosen by state parties, were switching to Clinton.......

Judge orders release of Clinton email search warrant

  
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered the public release of the search warrant that FBI agents used to reopen their investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server just weeks before the presidential election.......

France's Vivendi buying 30 percent of Berlusconi's Mediaset

  
PARIS (AP) — French media group Vivendi says it is acquiring up to 30 percent of Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset empire in what the Italian company fears is aa hostile takeover attempt.......

Exclusive: U.S. proposed $5-7 billion penalty for Credit Suisse on toxic debt - source

  
By Joshua Franklin, Oliver Hirt and Karen Freifeld ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has asked Credit Suisse to pay between $5 billion and $7 billion to settle a probe over its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a source with knowledge of the matter said, but the bank has resisted settling for that amount. "Credit Suisse is confident of reaching a better solution," said the person with knowledge of the discussions. In a sign that negotiations may be reaching their final stages, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch last week met with Credit Suisse chief executive Tidjane Thiam, another person familiar with the matter said.......

Erdogan says agrees with Putin on stronger fight against terrorism

  
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he had agreed in a telephone call with Russia's Vladimir Putin that their cooperation and solidarity in fighting terrorism should be even stronger after the killing of the Russian ambassador in Turkey. Erdogan called the killing a clear provocation aimed at damaging relations between Turkey and Russia at a time of normalization. (Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan)......

Big dividend payers and tech companies lead indexes higher

  
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher Monday as technology and industrial companies rise. Disney stock is climbing after a strong opening weekend for "Rogue One: A Star Wars story." However energy companies, which have rallied over the last six weeks, are trading lower and health care companies continue to lag the market.......

At least nine dead after truck ploughs into Berlin Xmas market: police

  
Berlin (AFP) - A truck crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing at least nine people and injuring several more, police said.......

At least 9 killed after truck hits German Christmas Market

  
BERLIN (AP) — A truck rammed into a crowded Christmas market in the center of Berlin on Monday evening killing at least nine people, and causing multiple injuries, police said.......

A&E to air 'Generation KKK' docuseries exposing Ku Klux Klan

  
NEW YORK (AP) — A&E network is set to air a documentary series focused on the Ku Klux Klan.......

North Carolina signals reversal on transgender bathroom law

  
(Reuters) - North Carolina's governor-elect said on Monday a deal could soon bring the repeal of a state law limiting bathroom access for transgender people, following nine months of economic boycotts and protests over legislation protested as discriminatory. ......

No sign of revolt as U.S. Electoral College meets to confirm Trump

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Electoral College began voting on Monday to confirm Republican Donald Trump as the next president, with no sign that electors would revolt and switch to losing candidate Hillary Clinton as some Democrats had urged. ......

Exclusive: U.S. proposed $5-7 billion penalty for Credit Suisse on toxic debt - source

  
ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has asked Credit Suisse to pay between $5 billion and $7 billion to settle a probe over its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a source with knowledge of the matter said, but the bank has resisted settling for that amount. ......

Red Wine Hot Chocolate Is a Thing, and It's (Surprisingly) Delicious

  
Wine is good. Hot chocolate is good. But together? It turned out to be pretty great.......

Platinum Hedge Fund Executives Charged With $1 Billion Fraud

  
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn contend that executives overvalued the assets that Platinum invested in and misrepresented the performance of certain funds.......

Phys Ed: How a Warm-Up Routine Can Save Your Knees

  
Changing how sports teams warm up before practices and games could substantially lower the risk that athletes get sidelined by a torn A.C.L.......

North Carolina Limits on Transgender Rights May Be Headed for Repeal

  
The state's General Assembly is expected to rescind the contentious state law cutting legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.......

Asia and Australia Edition: Russia, Aleppo, China: Your Morning Briefing

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

9 Dead After Truck Drives Into Christmas Market in Berlin

  
German media reported that the truck jumped the sidewalk and drove into a crowd in what the police believed was an attack.......

57 Years Later, Even the Library Had Stopped Counting the Fines

  
A Brooklyn native checked out "Gone With the Wind" in 1959. After cross-country moves and raising four children, she returned the book to an amused and thankful branch.......

2nd Avenue Subway Will Open on Jan. 1, M.T.A. Says

  
The first train will leave a new station on the Upper East Side at noon on Jan. 1, roughly six hours later than officials first reported.......

Three wounded in shooting near Zurich Islamic center, target unclear - Reuters

  
ReutersThree wounded in shooting near Zurich Islamic center, target unclearReutersPolice stand outside an Islamic center in central Zurich, Switzerland December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. 4/5. left. right. Police stand outside an Islamic center in central Zurich, Switzerland December 19, 2016.Three People Injured in Shooting at Swiss MosqueWall Street JournalThree Wounded In Shooting Near Swiss Islamic CenterHuffington PostThree people wounded in shooting at Islamic center in ZurichUPI.comFox News -WABC-TV -Irish Independent -Raw Storyall 90 news articles »......

The tumultuous recent history of North Carolina's bathroom bill, which could be repealed - Washington Post

  
Washington PostThe tumultuous recent history of North Carolina's bathroom bill, which could be repealedWashington PostOne of North Carolina's most controversial and high-profile laws in recent memory could be undone this week. Gov.-elect Roy Cooper (D), recently the target of North Carolina Republican-dominated legislatures' efforts to limit a governor's power, said ...What's the Matter With North Carolina?New York TimesNorth Carolina's Legislature Poised To Repeal 'Bathroom Bill'NPRWheels set in motion to repeal NC's transgender restroom lawUSA TODAYSalon -The Hill (blog) -NBCNews.com -U.S. News & World Reportall 428 news articles »......

Russian Ambassador Shot Dead in Turkey as Syria Roils Region - Bloomberg

  
BloombergRussian Ambassador Shot Dead in Turkey as Syria Roils RegionBloombergRussia's ambassador was shot dead in the Turkish capital on Monday in an assassination apparently linked to Syria's civil war, heightening tensions over a conflict that's drawn in almost all the region's main powers. Andrey Karlov was shot in the back ...Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov shot dead by Turkish cop in AnkaraCBS NewsThe Latest: Putin, Erdogan: Killing Aimed at Derailing TiesNew York TimesRussian ambassador to Turkey shot in AnkaraFox NewsThe Boston Globe -USA TODAY -CNBC -KTLAall 864 news articles »......

Platinum Partners execs charged in $1B mini-Madoff fraud - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYPlatinum Partners execs charged in $1B mini-Madoff fraudUSA TODAYNEW YORK -- Platinum Partners hedge fund founder Mark Nordlicht and four others with ties to the New York City-based hedge fund were charged Monday in a $1 billion securities fraud indictment, one of the largest alleged scams since Bernard Madoff's ...Here is the indictment against the New York hedge funders who were charged with a $1 billion fraudBusiness InsiderPlatinum Partners' Executives Charged With $1 Billion Securities FraudWall Street JournalProsecutors Allege $1.3 Billion Hedge Fund Platinum Partners Operated 'Like A Ponzi Scheme'ForbesFortune -Bloomberg -CBS Local -New York Daily Newsall 122 news articles »......

Donald Trump's Final Lap, the Electoral College, Before the White House - New York Times

  
New York TimesDonald Trump's Final Lap, the Electoral College, Before the White HouseNew York TimesRight Now As of 2:50 p.m. Eastern time, voting had ended in at least 34 states, with 215 votes for Donald J. Trump and 113 for Hillary Clinton. Mr. Trump needs 270 votes for his Election Day victory to become official. □ Convening in every state and ...History reasserts itselfFox NewsThe Latest: Trump has 144 electoral votes of 270 to winWashington Post'Faithless Electors' Buck Party By Voting Against Hillary Clinton, Donald TrumpHuffington PostUSA TODAY -Slate Magazine -Miami Herald -Breitbart Newsall 2,849 news articles »......

Calif. Judge Cleared Of Misconduct After Sentence In Stanford Sexual Assault Case - NPR

  
NPRCalif. Judge Cleared Of Misconduct After Sentence In Stanford Sexual Assault CaseNPRA California judge has been cleared of misconduct after sentencing a Stanford University student to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman earlier this year. "The California Commission on Judicial Performance ruled Monday that there was no ...Judge cleared of misconduct for sentence in ex-Stanford swimmer sexual assault caseChicago TribuneJudicial panel clears California judge who gave lenient sentence in Stanford sexual assaultLos Angeles TimesJudge cleared of misconduct for sentence in Stanford caseRoanoke TimesSFGate -New York Daily News -Reuters -San Francisco Examinerall 19 news articles »......

Berlin Breitscheidplatz: Lorry kills nine at Christmas market - BBC News

  
Hindustan TimesBerlin Breitscheidplatz: Lorry kills nine at Christmas marketBBC NewsA lorry has ploughed into a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing nine people and injuring many more, police say. Police now say they suspect it was a deliberate attack. Video footage from the scene shows stalls knocked over and people lying ...At least 9 dead after truck plows into crowded Christmas market in Berlin; attack believedFox NewsTruck Slams Into Holiday Market In Berlin, GermanyCBS LocalTruck plows through crowd at Christmas Market in Berlin, killing at least nineCBS NewsReuters -WHIO -CNBC -Wall Street Journalall 247 news articles »......

Will LeBron vote for himself?

  
For the first time, NBA players and basketball media will join fans in voting for the starters for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.......

What Trump's Cabinet of 'best people' lacks

  
You're hired. That's what President-elect Donald Trump has been telling the select group of individuals whom he has chosen for his Cabinet. On Thursday he named Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) to lead the Department of the Interior. "America is the most beautiful country in the world and he is going to help keep it that way with smart management of our federal lands," Trump said in a statement. Now, with only the slots for secretary of agriculture and veteran's affairs still open, it seems highly unlikely that any Latinos will have a spot in Trump's Cabinet. ......

Trump team doomed to repeat Bush's mistakes

  
The U.S. now faces a chaotic, thin-skinned Presidency--and a compromised, in some cases clueless, national security team--operating in a dangerous, complex, fast-moving world, says Michael Oppenheimer.......

Super-sized superyachts

  
Alisher Usmanov's Dilbar is the biggest new entry on Boat International's Top 101 list of the world's longest superyachts.......

Russian envoy assassinated

  
Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot Monday at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey's official Anadolu news agency reported. ......

No surprises in US electoral vote count

  
The 538 members of the Electoral College are set on Monday to make President-elect Donald Trump's victory official. ......

Killing makes bad situation far worse

  
Ambassador Andrey Karlov didn't stand a chance. He didn't even see the gunman coming.......

Graphic video shows Russian ambassador being gunned down

  
Andrey Karlov, Russia's ambassador to Turkey, was killed in a shooting in the capital of Turkey, a spokeswoman for Russia's foreign ministry announced on Russian television.......

Bill Clinton: Trump 'doesn't know much'

  
Bill Clinton says President-elect Donald Trump "doesn't know much," but that "one thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him," according to a local paper near the Clintons' New York home. ......

Aleppo girl Bana offered new home in Turkey

  
A 7-year-old girl who captured the world's attention by sending tweets from Syria's war-ravaged city of Aleppo has been evacuated with her family, a medical charity said Monday.......

A supercar fit for a superyacht

  
The single-seat speedster built for life on the seven seas -- is this the ultimate billionaire's toy?......

9 dead, 50 hurt as truck runs through Xmas market in Berlin

  
A truck ran into a Christmas market Monday evening in Berlin in what police describe as a "severe incident." ......

Travel strikes

  
Strike action across the UK is due to affect rail and air travel over the Christmas period.......

Prehistoric porridge? First pots for plant cooking found

  
Prehistoric pottery shows plants and grains were cooked as early as 10,000 years ago.......

Michelle Obama makes farewell Oprah appearance

  
US First Lady Michelle Obama says her door is "always open" to Melania Trump, in a farewell interview with Oprah Winfrey.......

Lorry ploughs into German market in Berlin

  
Footage from the scene after a truck ploughed into people at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany.......

Jamie Vardy: Leicester City appeal against red card in Stoke draw

  
Leicester City lodge an appeal against the red card shown to striker Jamie Vardy in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Stoke.......

Berlin Breitscheidplatz: Lorry kills nine at Christmas market

  
A suspected "deliberate attack" on a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin kills nine people.......

Russia's Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated

  
The ambassador died of his wounds, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said.......

At Least 9 Dead When Truck Plows Into Public Square in Berlin

  
It is unknown how many were injured in the incident.......

3-Year-Old Road Rage Shooting Victim ID'd

  
The shooting happened while the boy was in the car with his grandmother.......

3 Injured in Shooting at Zurich Islamic Center, Police Say

  
This story is developing. Check back for more updates.......

Turkey will not allow Russian ambassador shooting to overshadow ties: ministry

  
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will not allow Monday's shooting of Russia's ambassador to Ankara to "cast a shadow" over Turkish-Russian friendship, the Turkey's foreign ministry said on Monday, expressing deep sadness and condemning the "lowly terrorist attack". The statement, paying tribute to the ambassador as being a well respected diplomat, said the attacker had been "neutralized" and that those responsible for the attack would be brought to justice. (Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan)......

The Latest: Trump has 144 electoral votes of 270 to win

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Electoral College meeting Monday to formally elect Donald Trump the nation's 45th president (all times EST):......

House report urges clearer guidance on cellphone technology

  
House lawmakers say Congress should set clearer guidelines for law enforcement's use of cellphone tracking technology. A House committee report released Monday examines the use of cell-site simulators, .........

1 Dakota Access pipeline suit on hold during related dispute

  
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A lawsuit from two Sioux tribes seeking suing to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline was put on hold while a separate but related court battle over the project plays out.......

Election Briefing: Donald Trump's Final Lap, the Electoral College, Before the White House

  
Electoral College voting will determine the next president and vice president, and New York Times journalists across the country are monitoring the day's events.......

Jedi is not a religion, Charity Commission rules

  
Jedi, the worship of the mythology of Star Wars is not a religion, says the Charity Commission.......

Elector Says He's Switching Vote from Clinton to Sanders

  
Many were wondering if Republican electors would switch away from Trump. ......

Yellen to college grads: Best job market in nearly a decade

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says college graduates are entering the strongest job market the country has seen in nearly a decade, and their degree is more important than ever.......

US Fed's Yellen says job market strong, signs of wage growth

  
The US job market is at its strongest since the start of the financial crisis and there are signs workers will start to see the benefits in their paychecks, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Monday. In the first speech by a Fed official since the central bank raised interest rates last week for only the second time in a decade, Yellen was moderately optimistic about job prospects, even though the economy is growing slowly. The unemployment rate, now at 4.6 percent, "is near what it was before the recession," she said.......

U.S. judge orders unsealing of Clinton email probe search warrant

  
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday ordered the unsealing of the application used to obtain a search warrant that allowed the FBI to gain access to emails related to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private server before the Nov. 8 election. U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan directed the release by Tuesday of redacted materials used to obtain a search warrant after Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey informed Congress of newly discovered emails on Oct. 28. Comey's letter drew new attention to a damaging issue for Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, and roiled the campaign 11 days before the Nov. 8 election, won by Republican Donald Trump.......

Troops deploy in tense DR Congo as leader's mandate expires

  
People stayed home across Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, leaving troops to patrol ghost cities as tension peaked hours before President Joseph Kabila's mandate ends, but with no election in sight. The normally teeming capital Kinshasa, the megacity of 10 million people, was a shadow of itself on Monday, with barely any traffic on the main roads, public transport at a minimum, and soldiers and police outnumbering passers-by. Shops were shuttered in the main square and there were tense scenes at Kinshasa University, where dozens of police and troops held back hundreds of angry students, AFP journalists said.......

The Latest: GOP leaders say they are open to repeal of HB2

  
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on plans to repeal the North Carolina law known as HB2 (all times local):......

New Orleans mayor to announce settlements of civil rights lawsuits over deadly police shootings after Hurricane Katrina

  
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans mayor to announce settlements of civil rights lawsuits over deadly police shootings after Hurricane Katrina .......

GM to temporarily close 5 factories as car inventory builds

  
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will temporarily close five factories next month as it tries to reduce a growing inventory of cars.......

Does a doctor's gender affect your chance of survival?

  
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7 people rescued after 39 hours trapped in Indiana cave

  
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U.S. judge orders unsealing of Clinton email probe search warrant

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday ordered the unsealing of the application used to obtain a search warrant that allowed the FBI to gain access to emails related to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private server before the Nov. 8 election. ......

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Is Assassinated in Ankara

  
The envoy, Andrey G. Karlov, was attacked from behind while speaking at an art exhibition. The gunman was killed by Turkish police, Turkish officials said.......

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Shooting unfolds in front of photographer

  
A gunman shot and killed Russia's ambassador to Turkey at a photo exhibition in Ankara, Turkey, Russia's foreign ministry said.......

Russia: Ambassador's killing was 'terror attack'

  
Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot Monday at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey's official Anadolu news agency reported. ......

Graphic video shows ambassador gunned down

  
Andrey Karlov, Russia's ambassador to Turkey, was killed in a shooting in the capital of Turkey, a spokeswoman for Russia's foreign ministry announced on Russian television.......

China's elevated bus is going nowhere

  
The Transit Elevated Bus was unveiled as a test project to help ease China's legendary traffic jams by cruising over cars. Now it stands idle.......

Three people hurt in shooting near Zurich Islamic center

  
By Michael Shields and Arnd Wiegmann ZURICH (Reuters) - Three people were hurt in a shooting near an Islamic center in central Zurich on Monday, police said. Swiss media said a suspect was on the run after the incident near the main train station in Switzerland's financial capital. Zurich police confirmed people had been hurt in an incident on Zurich's Eisgasse, but gave no more details.......

Three hurt in shooting at Muslim prayer hall in Zurich: reports

  
Geneva (AFP) - Three people were injured by gunfire in central Zurich on Monday, police said, with local media reporting the incident occurred in a Muslim prayer hall near the city's railway station.......

Tech companies and big dividend payers lead indexes higher

  
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher Monday as technology and industrial companies rise. Disney stock is climbing after a strong opening weekend for "Rogue One: A Star Wars story." However banks are falling as bond yields slip, which sends interest rates lower. Energy companies are down after a six-week rally.......

NATO and Russia talk, but remain divided on Ukraine

  
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GOP senator: Museum ignores Clarence Thomas' accomplishments

  
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Russian Ambassador to Turkey Is Assassinated in Ankara - New York Times

  
New York TimesRussian Ambassador to Turkey Is Assassinated in AnkaraNew York TimesA man, right, reported by The Associated Press to be the gunman, after the shooting of the Russian ambassador, on the floor, on Monday at a gallery in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Credit Yavuz Alatan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. ISTANBUL ...Russian ambassador in Turkey killed in gun attack at Ankara photo exhibitWashington PostRussian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead in AnkaraBBC NewsRussian ambassador shot dead in AnkaraReutersFox News -NPR -The Boston Globe -New York Postall 555 news articles »......

UK-made cluster bombs used in Yemen, Michael Fallon confirms

  
Cluster bombs made in the UK have been used in the conflict in Yemen, the defence secretary says.......

Prisoner James Whitlock admits Pentonville jail escape

  
A prisoner has admitted breaking out of a north London jail by removing the bars of his cell window.......

Judge orders unsealing of Clinton email probe search warrant

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday ordered the unsealing of the application used to obtain a search warrant that allowed the FBI to gain access to emails related to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's private server shortly before the Nov. 8 presidential election. U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan directed the release by Tuesday of redacted materials used to obtain a search warrant after Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey informed Congress of newly discovered emails on Oct. 28. .........

British union says Weetabix workers vote for strike in new year

  
Workers at British cereal company Weetabix, majority owned by China's Bright Food Group Co Ltd, have voted to strike in the new year over a dispute over proposed changes to working conditions. The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) said on Monday that its members voted 91.7 percent in favour of industrial action, on a turnout of 69.5 percent. Weetabix said it was keen to continue discussions and had plans in place to minimise disruption to its operations.......

Judge orders unsealing of Clinton email probe search warrant

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday ordered the unsealing of the application used to obtain a search warrant that allowed the FBI to gain access to emails related to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's private server shortly before the Nov. 8 presidential election. ......

Wall Street trims gains; Yellen speech awaited

  
U.S. stocks have been on a tear since the Nov. 8 presidential election, with the S&P rising 5.7 percent on bets that President-elect Donald Trump's expected deregulation and infrastructure spending will boost the economy.......

U.N. Syria mediator to convene Feb. 8 peace talks in Geneva

  
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Syria mediator Staffan de Mistura intends to convene peace talks in Geneva on Feb. 8, his spokesperson said in a statement on Monday. "The special envoy will be comprehensively consulting the parties and the broadest spectrum of Syrian stakeholders, and the countries of the region and the wider international community, to carefully prepare negotiations," the statement said. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)......

The Latest: Trump has 134 electoral votes of 270 to win

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Electoral College meeting Monday to formally elect Donald Trump the nation's 45th president (all times EST):......

Stanford's McCaffrey to skip Sun Bowl to prepare for draft

  
Christian McCaffrey is done playing college football even though Stanford has one more game.......

A Zurich police official says a gunman has injured several people in Switzerland's largest city.

  
GENEVA (AP) — A Zurich police official says a gunman has injured several people in Switzerland's largest city.......

Why We're Awkward

  
Here's a paradox: The harder we try to act "super normal" around people of other races, the more likely we'll be super weird. Is there a way around this? Hint: Yes.......

On Money: What the West Can Learn From Japan About the Cultural Value of Work

  
Societies roiled by populist anger could take a lesson from Japan's attitude toward labor — and the importance of investing it with meaning.......

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Fatally Shot in Ankara Terrorist Attack, Russia Says - New York Times

  
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NC moves toward ending transgender bathroom dispute - CNN

  
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Why are attacks so frequent in Turkey?

  
2016 has been a bloody year for the country, just recently 44 people died in twin bombings. CNN explains why Turkey is prone to terrorist attacks.......

Who was Andrey Karlov?

  
Andrey Karlov, Russia's ambassador to Turkey was shot dead at an art exhibition Monday. ......

3 shot near Islamic center in Zurich

  
Three people were shot and injured in an "ongoing situation" near an Islamic center in Zurich, Switzerland, according to police. ......

US charges Platinum Partners executives with $1 billion fraud - Reuters

  
New York TimesUS charges Platinum Partners executives with $1 billion fraudReutersNEW YORK Top executives of New York-based hedge fund manager Platinum Partners were arrested on Monday and charged with running an approximately $1 billion fraud that federal prosecutors said became "like a Ponzi scheme" as its largest ...Platinum Partners' Executives Charged With $1 Billion Securities FraudWall Street JournalHere is the indictment against the New York hedge funders who were charged with a $1 billion fraudBusiness InsiderFeds: Fund Execs Lied After Oil Rig Blast Hurt InvestmentsABC NewsNew York Times -USA TODAY -Tulsa World -WABC-TVall 169 news articles »......

Russian ambassador in Turkey killed in gun attack at Ankara photo exhibit - Washington Post

  
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Incoming North Carolina Governor Vows Repeal of Controversial LGBT Law - NBCNews.com

  
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Bana Alabed, girl who tweeted Syria horrors, escapes Aleppo with family - Yahoo News

  
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Timeline: Turkey's bloody year

  
At least 29 people, mostly police officers, have been killed and 166 wounded in Saturday's twin bombings in Istanbul, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said in a press conference Sunday.......

Russian ambassador's killer shouts: 'Do not forget Aleppo!'

  
Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot Monday at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey's official Anadolu news agency reported. ......

NUS 'does not represent students '

  
A National Union of Students delegate candidate is elected with an unusual video pitch......

Electors Meeting Across the Country to Cast Votes

  
They are supposed to vote reflective of their states' popular vote results. ......

U.S. Electoral College meets to formally confirm Trump win

  
By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Electoral College meets on Monday to officially confirm Republican Donald Trump as the next president, a vote that is usually a formality but that has taken on extra prominence after an unusual and particularly acrimonious election campaign. At meetings scheduled in every state capitol and the District of Columbia, the institution's 538 electors, chosen by state parties, will cast official ballots for president and vice president. The votes will be counted during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6.......

Trump off to a strong start in Electoral College

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump started racking up electoral votes Monday even as anti-Trump protesters across the country tried to persuade the Electoral College to prevent him from winning the White House.......

The Latest: GA, KY, give Trump 68 electoral votes

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Electoral College meeting Monday to formally elect Donald Trump the nation's 45th president (all times EST):......

Russian ambassador shot dead in Turkey attack

  
A Turkish policeman crying "Aleppo" and "revenge" shot dead Russia's ambassador to Turkey at an art exhibition in Ankara on Monday, in what Moscow said was a "terrorist act". Andrei Karlov died of his wounds after the shooting, which occurred on the eve of a key meeting between the Russian, Turkish and Iranian foreign ministers on the Syria conflict. Dramatic television footage showed a man in a dark suit and tie waving a gun and gesturing in the air at the Ankara exhibition hall.......

Cruz says Justice Thomas should be recognized in new museum

  
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says the Smithsonian has made a mistake by not including the "extraordinary accomplishments" of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.......

U.S. Electoral College meets to formally confirm Trump win

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Electoral College meets on Monday to officially confirm Republican Donald Trump as the next president, a vote that is usually a formality but that has taken on extra prominence after an unusual and particularly acrimonious election campaign. ......

U.S. charges Platinum Partners executives with $1 billion fraud

  
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top executives of New York-based hedge fund manager Platinum Partners were arrested on Monday and charged with running an approximately $1 billion fraud that federal prosecutors said became "like a Ponzi scheme" as its largest investments lost much of their value. ......

Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead in Ankara - CBS News

  
CBS NewsRussian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead in AnkaraCBS NewsLast Updated Dec 19, 2016 12:32 PM EST. ANKARA - Russia's ambassador to Turkey was shot and killed by an attacker in the capital of Ankara on Monday, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. karlov-russia.jpg. The official portrait of Andrey Karlov ...Russian ambassador to Turkey shot in AnkaraFox NewsGunman Kills Russian Ambassador to Turkey in AnkaraWall Street JournalRussian ambassador in Turkey killed in gun attack at Ankara photo exhibitWashington PostNBCNews.com -NPR -New York Times -New York Postall 375 news articles »......

Question Club: We throw down over Rogue One's CGI characters, choppy first act, and that damn blue milk - The Verge

  
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Obama takes some blame for staggering Democratic losses - Washington Times

  
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2016: The moments that shocked us

  
It was a crazy year outside the political arena. From nuclear tests in North Korea to a bloodbath in Aleppo, these were some of the most shocking moments from 2016.......

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Six people died in Missouri, and three fatalities were reported in Maryland.......

United Nations condemns killing of Russian ambassador to Turkey

  
The United Nations condemned an attack on the Russian ambassador to Ankara, who was shot and killed in an attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital on Monday. "We condemn the gun attack on the Russian ambassador to Turkey. There can be no justification for an attack on a diplomat or an ambassador," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.......

The Latest: Russia ambassador to Turkey was career diplomat

  
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the attack on Russia's ambassador to Turkey (all times local):......

Russian ambassador shot dead in Ankara

  
The Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot dead in an attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital on Monday by a gunman shouting "Don't forget Aleppo". A Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman confirmed the death of envoy Andrei Karlov, which marked one of the most serious spillovers of the Syria conflict into Turkey. Russia is a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its air strikes were instrumental in helping Syrian forces end rebel resistance last week in the northern city of Aleppo.......

Russia says ambassador to Ankara dies after gun attack

  
Moscow (AFP) - The Russian ambassador to Ankara died Monday after being shot in a gun attack in the Turkish capital, the foreign ministry in Moscow said Monday, describing the incident as a "terrorist act".......

NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine

  
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine, the alliance's top official said Monday, but have discussed a proposal to try to improve air safety over the Baltic Sea.......

Murdoch denies pressuring prime ministers ahead of Sky submission

  
Rupert Murdoch said on Monday he had never asked a British prime minister for anything, seeking to play down his influence ahead of what is likely to be a politically charged approval process for his $14.6 billion (11.75 billion pounds) bid for pay-TV group Sky. The 85-year-old's Twenty-First Century Fox made a formal approach to take full control of the British-based Sky last week, reigniting a row over whether the media mogul controls too much of Britain's media and had too much sway over politicians. Murdoch's previous attempt to buy the 61 percent of Sky he did not already own was scuppered in 2011 by a phone-hacking scandal at one of his tabloid newspapers.......

Jaguars name Doug Marrone interim coach for final 2 games

  
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have named Doug Marrone interim coach for the final two games of the season.......

Gunman kills Russian ambassador to Turkey at photo exhibit

  
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A gunman wearing a suit and tie and shouting "Allahu Akbar" shot and killed Russia's ambassador to Turkey as he gave a speech at a photo exhibition Monday.......

Feds: Fund execs lied after oil rig blast hurt investments

  
Hedge fund executives were charged Monday in a $1 billion fraud case linked to a deadly oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials with Platinum Partners were to appear in federal court in Brooklyn .........

Attack on ambassador aimed at Turkey-Russia relations, mayor says

  
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The attack on the Russian ambassador to Turkey on Monday was an attempt at ruining Turkish relations with Moscow, the mayor of Ankara said. Melih Gokcek made the comment to reporters outside the hospital where the ambassador was taken after being shot in an art gallery in the Turkish capital. (Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Daren Butler)......

Russian Envoy to Turkey Fatally Shot in Ankara Terrorist Attack, Russia Says

  
The envoy, Andrey G. Karlov, was attacked from behind by a gunman at an art exhibition.......

Gunman Kills Russian Ambassador to Turkey in Ankara - Wall Street Journal

  
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At last: Watch Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in new trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049' - Los Angeles Times

  
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Russia: Ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara

  
Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot Monday at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey's official Anadolu news agency reported. ......

No Regrexit: Six months on, Brits stand by EU vote

  
British voters would repeat their decision to leave the European Union if the "Brexit" referendum were held today, according to a new CNN/ComRes poll released Monday.......

Heavy smog causes chaos in China

  
A red alert for air pollution was issued in 23 cities in northern China, affecting severely schools and factories in Beijing.......

Exiled oligarch: Russia will hack again

  
A former Russian oil tycoon who became a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin has said he believes the Kremlin leader is savoring the widespread belief he influenced the US election, and warns that the Russian president will likely repeat the ruse of appearing to hack western democracies in the years ahead.......

Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead in Ankara

  
A gunman shoots dead Russia's ambassador to Turkey, apparently in protest at events in Syria.......

Russia's Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated in Ankara: Reports

  
The ambassador died of his wounds, according to Russia's state media.......

The Latest: Official: Russia ambassador to Turkey has died

  
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the attack on Russia's ambassador to Turkey (all times local):......

Russia's ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot in Ankara, according to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman

  
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot in Ankara, according to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.......

Incoming governor opposes St. Louis soccer stadium funding

  
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens said Monday he opposes taxpayer money to help build a new soccer stadium in St. Louis, calling the project "nothing more than welfare for millionaires."......

North Carolina governor-elect says lawmakers will call session to repeal bathroom bill - Washington Post

  
Washington PostNorth Carolina governor-elect says lawmakers will call session to repeal bathroom billWashington PostThe city of Charlotte on Monday abandoned a nondiscrimination ordinance that helped spark North Carolina's controversial "bathroom bill," potentially clearing the way for legislators to drop the highly-criticized measure that prompted lawsuits and cost ...Gov-elect: North Carolina Will Repeal Anti-LGBTQ Law on TuesdayNBCNews.comNorth Carolina Legislature Set To Repeal HB2Huffington PostGov-Elect: North Carolina Will Repeal LGBT Law on TuesdayABC NewsCharlotte Observer -Wall Street Journal -The Hill (blog) -BuzzFeed Newsall 106 news articles »......

Here is the indictment against the New York hedge funders who were charged with a $1 billion fraud - Business Insider

  
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Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov shot dead in Turkey

  
A gunman shoots dead Russia's ambassador to Turkey, apparently in protest at events in Syria.......

I do and do and do...

  
Zsa Zsa Gabor, who has just died at the age of 99, was famously married nine times. But which other stars have tied the knot again and again?......

China Expected to Return US Navy Drone 'Soon'

  
Will Be Returned To U.S. Control At Sea......

UK PM May concerned about news Russian ambassador shot in Ankara

  
British Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament on Monday she was concerned about reports that Russia's Turkish ambassador had been shot in the capital Ankara. "I was just looking at what I believe ... is some breaking news, that the Russian ambassador to Turkey has been shot, a matter which is yet to be confirmed, but I think is a matter of concern," May said in the middle of a question and answer session. The ambassador was seriously wounded in a gun attack at an art gallery in Ankara and after May spoke, Russian news agency RIA said he had died of his wounds.......

Russian ambassador to Turkey dies of gunshot wounds: RIA cites source

  
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, has died of his wounds after being shot in Ankara, the Turkish capital, Russia's state-run RIA news agency reported on Monday, citing an unnamed source. There was no official confirmation of the news from the Russian Foreign Ministry, which RIA cited as saying Karlov had been taken to hospital. (Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Andrew Osborn)......

Repeal of North Carolina transgender bathroom law discussed

  
Under the law adopted in March, North Carolina was the first U.S. state to ban transgender people from using government-run restrooms that match their gender identity. In an unexpected series of developments on Monday, incoming Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said Republican leaders of the state legislature planned to call a special session as soon as Tuesday to repeal the law, known as HB 2. "I hope they will keep their word to me," Cooper said in a statement.......

GM says will shut five U.S. plants in January to adjust supply

  
General Motors Co will shut five U.S. auto assembly plants for varying durations in January, primarily to cut oversupply of sedans which have fallen out of favor among U.S. consumers. GM confirmed on Monday information from sources at the United Auto Workers union who said that the five plants will shut. GM had built up inventory recently and will be cutting back on that supply after the end of the current year.......

Repeal of North Carolina transgender bathroom law discussed

  
(Reuters) - North Carolina's governor-elect said on Monday a deal could soon see the repeal of a law limiting bathroom access for transgender people, following nine months of economic boycotts and protests over the legislation, which rights groups called discriminatory. ......

GM says will shut five U.S. plants in January to adjust supply

  
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co will shut five U.S. auto assembly plants for varying durations in January, primarily to cut oversupply of sedans which have fallen out of favor among U.S. consumers. ......

Pregnancy Changes the Brain in Ways that May Help Mothering

  
The changes affect areas used in perceiving the feelings and perspectives of others, according to a new study, and may aid in recognizing an infant's needs.......

Russian ambassador gunned down in Ankara, Russian agency says killed - Reuters

  
ReutersRussian ambassador gunned down in Ankara, Russian agency says killedReutersTurkish police secure the area near an art gallery where the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was shot in Ankara, Turkey, December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas. 10/10. left. right. Turkish police secure the area near an art gallery where the ...Russia Ambassador to Turkey Is Shot at Gallery in AnkaraWall Street JournalRussian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot in AnkaraCBS NewsRussian ambassador Andrei Karlov shot and injured in TurkeyBBC NewsBusiness Insider -Fox News -NPR -Huffington Postall 226 news articles »......

How the 'Rogue One' ending went wrong - USA TODAY

  
USA TODAYHow the 'Rogue One' ending went wrongUSA TODAYSpoiler alert! The following includes spoilers from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It was never going to be a "happily ever after" ending. Rogue One was set up to be an uncategorizable movie. Part prequel, part spin-off, Rogue One had to create a story ...'Rogue One' star and fan favorite Donnie Yen almost passed on the filmLos Angeles Times'Rogue One' is NOT a 'standalone' — it's a 'prequel'!New York Daily NewsStar Wars Fans Recreate Rogue One's Stormtrooper Beach ImagesComicbook.comWashington Post -CBS News -Chicago Tribune -Forbesall 414 news articles »......

Guilty Verdict for IMF Chief Christine Lagarde: A Primer - New York Times

  
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Villanova still No. 1 in AP Top 25 men's hoops; UCLA at 2

  
Villanova held onto its impressive lead as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press' college basketball poll.......

U.S. condemns attack on Russian ambassador to Turkey

  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States condemns the gun attack on the Russian ambassador to Turkey earlier on Monday, the U.S. State Department said. Ambassador Andrei Karlov died of his gunshot wounds after he was attacked at an art gallery in the Turkish capital Ankara on Monday, the Russian RIA news agency reported. "We condemn this act of violence, whatever its source," said U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family." (Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)......

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Russian ambassador gunned down in Ankara, Russian agency says killed

  
The Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot in an attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital on Monday and the Russian RIA news agency said he had died of his wounds. The Anadolu news agency said the gunman had been "neutralized" soon after the attack, which appeared to mark one of the most serious spillovers of the Syria conflict in Turkey. Relations between Moscow and Ankara have long been fraught over the conflict, the two supporting opposing sides.......

Russia confirms Ankara envoy wounded in gun attack

  
The Russian ambassador to Ankara was wounded Monday in a gun attack in the Turkish capital, the foreign ministry in Moscow confirmed, as the Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin had been informed. "Today during a public event in Ankara an unknown attacker started firing chaotically, as a result of which the Russian ambassador to Turkey was wounded," ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in televised comments.......

Gunman in attack on Russian ambassador 'neutralized': Turkish state media

  
The gunman in an attack on the Russian ambassador to Turkey has been "neutralized", Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency said on Monday. The Russian ambassador to Ankara was seriously wounded in a gun attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital on Monday, NTV and other broadcasters reported.......

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Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov shot and injured in Turkey

  
The Russian ambassador to Ankara is wounded by a gunman while visiting a photo exhibition.......

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The Latest: Report: Gunman in Russian ambassador attack dead

  
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Russia confirms its ambassador to Turkey shot and hospitalized: agencies

  
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed to Russian news agencies on Monday that the Russian ambassador to Ankara, Andrey Karlov, had been gunned down in an attack and hospitalized. Zakharova said Moscow was in touch with Turkish authorities about the attack. "Today, during a public event, an unknown person opened fire chaotically," Zakharova was cited as saying.......

Russia confirms Ankara envoy wounded in gun attack: agencies

  
The Russian ambassador to Ankara was wounded Monday in a gun attack in the Turkish capital, the foreign ministry in Moscow confirmed, with the Kremlin saying President Vladimir Putin had been informed. "Today during a public event in Ankara an unknown attacker started firing chaotically, as a result of which the Turkish ambassador in Russia was wounded," Russian news agencies cited spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.......

Private NTV news channel reports Turkish police have fatally shot gunman who attacked Russian ambassador

  
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Private NTV news channel reports Turkish police have fatally shot gunman who attacked Russian ambassador.......

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Gunman opens fire on Russian ambassador to Turkey at exhibit

  
A gunman opened fire on Russia's ambassador to Turkey at a photo exhibition on Monday. The Russian foreign ministry confirmed he was shot, but did not immediately say anything about his condition. Turkish .........

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Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot in Ankara - CBS News

  
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Turkey: Russian ambassador seriously wounded in shooting

  
Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot Monday at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey's official Anadolu news agency reported. ......

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Russian ambassador to Turkey shot at photo exhibition

  
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A gunman opened fire on Russia's ambassador to Turkey at a photo exhibition on Monday. The Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said he was hospitalized with a gunshot wound.......

Russian ambassador to Turkey hospitalized with a gunshot wound, foreign ministry spokeswoman says; no condition given

  
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian ambassador to Turkey hospitalized with a gunshot wound, foreign ministry spokeswoman says; no condition given.......

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Russia's ambassador to Turkey shot in Ankara

  
Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot Monday at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey's official Anadolu news agency reported. ......

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The world is getting a fresh look at Russia's newest stealth fighter jet after images were posted on the manufacturer's website.......

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The real voting for the White House is now underway. ......

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Russian Ambassador to Turkey Attacked by Gunman

  
The ambassador's condition was not immediately clear.......

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Tech stocks drive Wall Street higher

  
Microsoft , Amazon and Apple were up between 1-1.8 percent, providing the biggest boost to the Nasdaq and the S&P 500. "Traditionally, as you head into the week before Christmas, you see volumes slow down and a somewhat trendless market as people begin to position their portfolios for next year," said Matt Jones, U.S. head of equity strategy at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New York. U.S. stocks have been on a tear since the Nov. 8 presidential election, with the S&P rising 5.7 percent on bets that President-elect Donald Trump's expected deregulation and infrastructure spending will boost the economy.......

Russian ambassador to Turkey attacked at photo exhibition

  
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An Associated Press photographer says a gunman has fired shots at the Russian ambassador to Turkey. The ambassador's condition wasn't immediately known.......

Russian ambassador to Ankara wounded in gun attack: reports

  
Russia's ambassador to Ankara Andrey Karlov was on Monday badly wounded in a gun attack while visiting an art exhibition opening in the Turkish capital, television reports said. Karlov was hospitalised and several other people were wounded in the attack by an unknown gunman, NTV and CNN-Turk televisions said. The attack came after days of protests in Turkey over Russia's role in Syria, although Moscow and Ankara are now working closely together to evacuate citizens from Aleppo.......

Patients of female doctors show better survival: study

  
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UN Security Council calls for Aleppo evacuation monitoring - Reuters

  
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Aleppo Evacuation Update: Bana Alabed, 7-Year-Old Syrian Twitter Dispatcher, And Countless Children Rescued - International Business Times

  
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Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov wounded in gun attack in Turkey

  
The Russian ambassador to Ankara is wounded in a gun attack while visiting a photo exhibition.......

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US women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds

  
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The Latest: McCrory says he'll call session to undo HB2

  
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Obama sets rule to protect streams near coal mines

  
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Electors voting to officially pick Donald Trump as President

  
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Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov 'wounded' in gun attack in Turkey

  
The Russian ambassador to Ankara has been wounded in a gun attack, Turkish media report.......

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