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  • Kosovo says army 'irreversible' ahead of UN meeting

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    Kosovo's president said the country's decision to build an army was "irreversible" before heading to a UN Security Council meeting on Monday about the move, which has drawn the ire of former war foe Serbia. The Kosovo parliament's Friday vote to transform a lightly-armed emergency force into a standing army was carried out with strong support from the United States, which hailed the move as historic. At Serbia's request, the UN Security Council will hold a public meeting on the issue Monday.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 19:29:59 -0500
  • Putin says Russia can easily make intermediate-range missiles if U.S. quits nuclear treaty

    President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia could easily make and deploy land-based intermediate-range missiles if the United States made good on a threat to quit a landmark nuclear arms control treaty. The United States has accused Russia of flouting the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed by Washington and Moscow during the Cold War and has said it will quit it unless Russia comes back into compliance.

    Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:00:07 -0500
  • Dogs Thrown From Vehicle On New York Highway, Police Say

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    Two beagle mixes are recovering after authorities said they were tossed from a

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 19:28:00 -0500
  • Redacted portions of FBI interview with Michael Flynn released ahead of sentencing

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    The documents show that FBI agents interviewed Flynn about his contacts with Russia, including past trips to the country.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 21:29:40 -0500
  • Hilton: Trump’s record is head and shoulders above the rest

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    Trump haters say that the president pulling out of the Paris climate deal is definitive proof that he’s destroying the world.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 21:29:42 -0500
  • Fierce clashes in Hodeidah cast doubt over ceasefire

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    Fierce clashes broke out in Yemen’s crucial port city of Hodeidah on Sunday, leading UN and Yemeni officials to delay the "official" start of the hard-fought ceasefire agreed last week. Residents reported skirmishes on the outskirts of town with missiles and automatic gunfire heard near the city's eastern 7th July suburb.  Unconfirmed television reports said that the Saudi-led coalition had launched two airstrikes on Ras Isa, a port north of Hodeidah. On Thursday, the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels agreed to a UN-brokered truce in Hodeidah with the Saudi-led coalition that backs the official government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.  UN officials said it was necessary to delay the implementation of the ceasefire until December 18th to convey orders to troops on the ground.  On Sunday afternoon, UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths issued a plea to both to “respect their obligations as per the text and the spirit of the Stockholm Agreement” and “engage in the immediate representation of its provisions.” "Without peace, we will be facing in 2019 a much worse situation than today" as a result of food shortages, warned UN chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday. Hodeidah is almost completely controlled by the Houthis, and their withdrawal from key positions like the port is one of the central components of the UN-brokered deal reached last week in Sweden. By moving units away from the Red Sea port, international officials hope to get desperately needed food and aid into the country to ease Yemen’s festering humanitarian crisis. Under the deal, which could create the breathing space for meaningful peace talks, international monitors are to be deployed in Hodeidah to observe as all armed forces pull back completely within 21 days of the start of the ceasefire. Skirmishes and clashes like those seen in Hodeidah over the past two days are not in themselves a sign that the ceasefire is doomed, said independent Yemen analyst Hisham Al-Omeisy. “Even in previous ceasefires, there was a huge de-escalation infighting, but still sporadic fighting here and there, like we’ve seen over the past few days,” he told the Telegraph. He cited recent conversations with Houthi contacts where the atmosphere in Hodeidah was cited as “toxic” and characterised by a deep mistrust of the Saudi-led coalition. A rise in looting by Houthi forces, he said, showed "bad faith" ahead of the agreed withdrawal. 

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:19:04 -0500
  • French city honors victims of Christmas market attack

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    PARIS (AP) — People filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week's shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as the death toll rose to five.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:43:08 -0500
  • U.S. Intelligence officials frustrated by White House response to Khashoggi killing

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    And it’s not just the White House that may make it tough to act on the intelligence community’s findings — the longstanding ties between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia complicate efforts to hold the kingdom accountable.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 05:00:39 -0500
  • Every Photo You Need to See of the $100,000 Lincoln Continental Coach

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    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 05:50:00 -0500
  • Top Democrat Schiff Adds Call for Probe of Trump, Deutsche Bank Links

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    Representative Adam Schiff of California said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that any type of compromise needs to be investigated. Schiff’s comments came three days after Wall Street critic Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and fellow Senate Democrat Chris Van Hollen called for a Banking Committee investigation of Deutsche Bank’s compliance with U.S. money-laundering regulations.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 15:25:20 -0500
  • Chili's Weighs In On North Carolina Election Fraud And Immediately Regrets Decision

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    Chili's social media department is getting ribbed after it weighed in on North

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:11:53 -0500
  • A Suspected Gas Explosion Has Injured More Than 40 People at a Busy Restaurant in Japan

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    The explosion happened Sunday night in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 04:41:09 -0500
  • ‘One of a kind’ royal tomb is 4,400 years old, Egypt says

    Officials in Egypt revealed they discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb believed to belong to a senior official linked to the fifth dynasty of the pharoahs.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:42:36 -0500
  • No one can 'dictate' to China what it should, shouldn't do: Xi

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    President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday to push ahead with China's "reform and opening up" but warned that no one can "dictate" what it does, as the Communist Party celebrated the policy's 40th anniversary. While he pledged to press forward with the economic reforms initiated under late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping in December 1978, Xi indicated that there would be no change to the one-party system. "The leadership of the Communist Party of China is the most essential feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the greatest advantage of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics," he said.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 23:52:51 -0500
  • E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in U.S. high-schools: survey

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    The percentage of high school seniors who used e-cigarettes in the last 30 days nearly doubled to 20.9 percent from last year, results of a survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse showed on Monday. The increase in vaping by 10th and 12th graders was the largest year-over-year jump for any substance ever measured by the survey, which started 44 years ago.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:35:46 -0500
  • Fleeing home alone: the migrant children blocked at Mexican border

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    Guatemalan children caught in Mexico while trying to migrate into the US, queue before climbing into a minibus at Aurora international airport in Guatemala City. For years, Dora waited impatiently to turn 15, the age her mother had agreed she would be old enough to leave their home in El Salvador – where she suffered physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her grandfather – and head to the US, in search of a new life. “Seeing them leave together … that gave me hope and gave me the courage to finally leave,” said Dora, who is now living at a children’s shelter in Tijuana, on the border with California.

    Tue, 18 Dec 2018 02:30:00 -0500
  • GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:58:29 -0500
  • Saudi Arabia condemns US Senate 'interference' over Jamal Khashoggi murder

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    Saudi Arabia has strongly denounced US Senate resolutions which called for an end to American support for Saudi forces in Yemen and blamed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.    The kingdom released an unusually forceful statement after both Democrat and Republican senators defied the White House and voted through the largely symbolic resolutions criticising Saudi Arabia.   "The Kingdom categorically rejects any interference in its internal affairs, any and all accusations, in any manner, that disrespect its leadership... and any attempts to undermine its sovereignty or diminish its stature,” the Saudi foreign ministry said. While Donald Trump has said he plans to stand by Saudi Arabia, the US-Saudi relationship is under increasing scrutiny from Congress and the American public after the death of Mr Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist.   The Senate resolutions have no legal weight but will add to pressure on Mr Trump over his administration’s close ties to the kingdom’s leaders.  How the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi unfolded Saudi Arabia insists Crown Prince Mohammed was not aware of the plan to kill Mr Khashoggi, even though one of his closest aides and several members of his security entourage were allegedly involved.  The kingdom argues that its bombing campaign in Yemen is in self-defence against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who have fired ballistic missiles into Saudi territory. Human rights groups say indiscriminate Saudi bombing and a harsh blockade have killed thousands of civilians.  A UN-brokered ceasefire deal is due to go into effect Tuesday in the key port city of Hodeidah after peace talks between the Houthis and the Yemeni government in Sweden last week.  The agreement was looking shaky after intense fighting in Hodeidah over the weekend but UN officials said they were optimistic that the truce would go ahead. Residents reported sporadic fighting around the city on Monday.  A sustained ceasefire could be a major step towards a larger peace deal to end the three-year war, which is believed to have killed tens of thousands of people and brought millions of Yemenis to the brink of starvation.  Aid groups have warned that a full-on Saudi offensive in Hodeidah could destroy port facilities and stop badly-needed humanitarian supplies from reaching civilians. Mr Khashoggi, a Saudi contributor to the Washington Post, was killed on October 2 shortly after entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul in what Riyadh called a "rogue" operation. The murder has tarnished Riyadh's international reputation, and Western countries including the United States, France and Canada have placed sanctions on nearly 20 Saudi nationals. UN chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for a "credible" probe into the murder. Anger at the human cost of the war in Yemen has also prompted a harder line in Congress about the US military's role in backing Saudi-led coalition strikes against Huthi rebels. Since the coalition launched its campaign in 2015, the conflict has killed nearly 10,000 people, according to the World Health Organisation. But some rights groups believe the toll to be far higher.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 20:30:08 -0500
  • Introducing the 5 Ultimate Smith & Wesson Guns

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    What would you choose? 

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:47:00 -0500
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo Calls For Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana In New York

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    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday announced his support for legalizing

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:06:03 -0500
  • 5 Products That Can Make Driving in Winter Easier

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    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:16:00 -0500
  • Cash deposited in Robinhood's 3% checking and savings isn't insured, SIPC says

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    Cash in Robinhood's new checking and savings products that were rolled out this week is not insured by the Securities Investor Protection Corp.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 16:05:02 -0500
  • Britain, Switzerland reach post-Brexit aviation deal

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    Switzerland and Britain signed an agreement Monday guaranteeing that flights between the two countries can continue uninterrupted even if London opts to leave the European Union without a deal with Brussels. "We have managed to ensure a flawless transition, which is in the interest of both of our countries," Swiss Transportation Minister Doris Leuthard said in a statement after signing the deal in Zurich with her British counterpart Chris Grayling. Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but its relations with Britain are based on a long line of bilateral agreements between Bern and the bloc.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:21:50 -0500
  • Instant Pot’s most popular pressure cooker is on sale for even less than it was last week

    The Instant Pot DUO80 8 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker is the largest version of Instant Pot's most popular pressure cooker, and it costs a hefty $140. It was on sale last week at a $40 discount though, which was a great deal that many of our readers took advantage of. Don't worry if you missed it though, because it turns out you're in luck. Why? Because it's on sale right now with an even bigger $50 discount! And if you don't need all that capacity, the smaller Instant Pot DUO Mini is also on sale right now for just $59.99. Here's what you need to know from the product page: * Duo 8 Quart, the number 1 selling multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Marker and Warmer, prepares dishes up to 70% faster to support your busy lifestyle * Features 14 Smart Programs - Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Saute/Simmer, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, Yogurt, Manual, and Pressure Cook. Now, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button * Healthy, stainless steel (18/8) inner cooking pot made from food grade 304, no chemical coating, 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution, fully sealed environment traps the flavours, nutrients and aromas within the food * Built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve your desired results every time * UL and ULC certified with 10 safety mechanisms to provide you with added assurance, designed to eliminate many common errors * Accessories include stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector and recipe booklet * Power supply: 120V - 60Hz

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:17:30 -0500
  • Former officers charged after leaked video shows them slamming middle school student

    Former Louisiana officers are facing minor charges after a video surfaced showing a violent encounter with a 14-year-old middle school student.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:15:10 -0500
  • Trump did not tell Erdogan he would extradite Gulen: White House official

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    President Donald Trump did not commit during a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the G20 summit two weeks ago to extradite a Muslim cleric based in the United States, a senior White House official said on Monday. "While meeting with President Erdogan at the G20, the president did not commit to extradite Fethullah Gulen," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:09:25 -0500
  • Canada gets access to detainee in China 6 days after arrest

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    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ambassador to China was given access Sunday to detained Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor six days after he was arrested, the country's Global Affairs department said.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:27:09 -0500
  • Google Is Spending $1 Billion on a Massive New York City Expansion

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    Just weeks after Amazon announced plans to build office space in Queens

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:48:51 -0500
  • Colin Kroll, Co-Founder Of HQ Trivia And Vine, Found Dead In New York Apartment

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    Colin Kroll, the co-founder of the widely popular game HQ Trivia, has been

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:38:28 -0500
  • Germany Agrees to Compensate Survivors Who Fled From Nazis as Children

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    Germany will pay survivors who escaped Nazi Germany as children 2,500 euros, or $2,800.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:31:55 -0500
  • Congress told it can't interview agents who detained 7-year-old migrant girl who died

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    Members of Congress will visit a Border Patrol station in New Mexico where a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant was detained before she died, but Homeland Security says the members cannot interview the agents involved.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 23:15:00 -0500
  • BHP announces stock buyback, special dividend

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    BHP will issue a special dividend for shareholders after selling its US shale assets, the miner said Monday as it completed a US$7.3 billion stock buyback. The world's biggest miner recently sold its US shale oil and gas operations to British giant BP for US$10.5 billion, and said it would return the funds to shareholders. The special dividend of US$1.02 a share will be paid out in mid-January.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 20:34:22 -0500
  • Early week storm may be strongest yet this season in northwestern US

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    The storm sweeping across the northwestern United States through Tuesday will pack a big punch in Washington and Oregon.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 04:42:52 -0500
  • Terror charges issued in France's Christmas market attack

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    PARIS (AP) — A man suspected of supplying the gun used in the Christmas market shooting attack that killed five people in Strasbourg has been handed preliminary terror charges, according to a French judicial official close to the investigation.

    Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:16:18 -0500
  • Saudi Arabia denounces U.S. Senate resolutions on Khashoggi, Yemen

    Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced U.S. Senate resolutions calling for an end to U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying they were based on unsubstantiated claims. The votes last Thursday were a rare rebuke to President Donald Trump, but largely symbolic. To become law, they would need to pass the House of Representatives, whose Republican leaders have blocked any legislation intended to rebuke the Saudis.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 03:39:39 -0500
  • Delta adds Mexico City route from Minneapolis/St. Paul hub

    Minneapolis/St. Paul is sixth hub to get nonstop service to Mexico City on Delta, joining Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York JFK and Salt Lake City.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:03:27 -0500
  • US accepts Assad staying in Syria -- but won't give aid

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    James Jeffrey, the US special representative in Syria, said that Assad needed to compromise as he had not yet won the brutal seven-year civil war, estimating that some 100,000 armed opposition fighters remained in Syria. It's not regime change -- we're not trying to get rid of Assad," Jeffrey said at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:05:29 -0500
  • Best Bites: Classic Christmas french onion tartlets

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

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:00:00 -0500
  • Southwest Passenger Says She Was Forced To Leave Pet Fish At Denver Airport

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    A San Diego-area college student is accusing Southwest Airlines of forcing her

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:35:26 -0500
  • As Ex-Premier Returns, Calls for Sri Lanka Election Grow Louder

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    Sirisena on Sunday swore in Wickremesinghe, who he’d abruptly fired on Oct. 26 and replaced with former strongman president Mahinda Rajapaksa. "With the issues we have, I am not sure what guarantee we have that we could go on this journey together," Sirisena told a crowd that included Wickremesinghe and other lawmakers. Analysts believe Sirisena originally appointed Rajapaksa to cash in on his enduring popularity, particularly after a party backed by the former strongman defeated the ruling coalition in local elections earlier this year.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:40:19 -0500
  • Colorado police find no sign of missing mom Kelsey Berreth on fiance's property; reward offered

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    Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of a Colorado woman who was last seen on Thanksgiving Day.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:51:12 -0500
  • Save up to 50% on Calphalon at Macy's, including cookware sets, toaster ovens, and blenders

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    This time of year, cooking feels like a competition on The Food Network — whoever hosts the holiday party is trying to flex on their guests with fancy appliances, and everyone participating in the potluck is subtly trying to one-up the dish beside them. SEE ALSO: The new Instant Pot Max is finally available — but is it worth the price? If this has you feeling like your kitchen needs a massive upgrade, Macy's has some suggestions: Shop crazy deals from Calphalon on their infamous cookware sets, plus find deals on small appliances, knife sets, and more for up to $150 off. (It might arrive after Christmas, but that just means you have another gift to look forward to afterwards.) Calpahlon Classic Nonstick 14-piece Cookware Set — $299.99 (save $199) Image: calphalonEven if you're not a professional, a set of nonstick pots and pans from Calphalon can at least make you look like one. This 14-piece set includes a 6-quart stock pot with lid, a 3-quart sauté pan with lid, 1-quart, 3-quart, and 4-quart sauce pans with lids, a 12-inch omelette pan with a lid, and an 8-quart and 10-inch omelette pan. All decked out in hard-ionized aluminum able to withstand up to 450 degrees in the oven, you're set for years of use, evenly-cooked grilled cheese, and next to no cleanup. Regularly $498.99, you can save $199 and get it for $299.99. Calphalon Quartz Heat Countertop Oven — $199.99 (save $50) Image: calphalonCountertop toaster ovens are huge right now and this one just happens to be a super fancy option. Calphalon's version uses quartz heat technology to fire up in seconds to get things cooking fast, providing even heat for that golden brown all over. Unlike most others on the market, Calphalon's oven also features a sleek LCD screen and 11 preset functions including pizza, cookies, bagels, broiling, roasting, and more, while most competitors only have options for temperature change. Regularly $249.99, you can save $50 and get it for $199.99. Calphalon Auto-Speed Blender — $129.99 (save $70) Image: calphalonYup, they're in the blender market too. This 10-speed blender from Calphalon is armed with preset features for smoothies, dips, milkshakes, and frozen drinks, with stainless steel blades and a reverse-pulse feature to get you out of sticky situations. Complete with a 2-liter jar and 25-ounce grab-n-go cup, finding the motivation to keep up a health kick for longer than a week just got way easier. Regularly $199.99, you can save $70 and get it for $129.99. (For reference, a similar blender from Vitamix would cost you $300 or more.) Calphalon Classic SharpIN Self Sharpening 15-piece Cutlery Set — $179.99 (save $120) Image: calphalonYou never really think about how old your knives are — until you try to chop veggies and get the strength of a butter knife. Sharpen your food prep skills with this 15-piece set, featuring built-in ceramic sharpeners (there's even an extra sharpening slot for a current favorite knife that you can't part ways with.) Selection includes a 3.5-inch paring knife, a 7-inch santoku knife, a 6-inch utility knife, an 8-inch bread knife, an 8-inch chef's knife, utility shears, and eight steak knives. Badass. Regularly $299.99, you can save $120 and get it for $179.99. Image: calphalon Shop Macy's Calphalon sale plus free shipping on orders over $49 See Details

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:27:58 -0500
  • Correction: Vatican-Bulgaria-Macedonia story

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    VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a story Dec. 13 about the pope's May travel schedule, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bulgaria is a former Soviet republic. During the Cold War, Bulgaria was one of the Soviet allies that formed the Warsaw Pact.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:22:47 -0500
  • Mueller's rush to sentence Trump associates - an unusual way to treat cooperating witnesses - suggests Russia investigation is ending

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    Amid the whirlwind of hearings, guilty pleas and sentencing memos that has been Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe in the last few weeks, an unusual pattern has emerged. One of Mueller’s biggest successes as his team investigate 2016 election meddling and possible collusion between Moscow and Donald Trump’s campaign team, has been his ability to get former associates of the president to “flip” and cooperate with him. Among the more high-profile are Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn, and former campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:19:00 -0500
  • Ask the Captain: Do planes have quirks like cars?

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    Pilots fly many different airplanes of the same model within a fleet. While there are some differences, they fly pretty much the same.

    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:16:11 -0500
  • Afghanistan sends team to join Taliban peace talks in UAE

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    An Afghan peace negotiations team has arrived in Abu Dhabi, an official said Tuesday, a day after talks attended by US and Taliban representatives were held in the city aimed at ending the 17-year conflict. The team, led by chief negotiator Abdul Salam Rahimi, "arrived in Abu Dhabi to begin proximity dialogue with the Taliban delegation and to prepare for a face-to-face meeting between the two sides", the Afghan presidential spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri tweeted. The 12-person team was first announced in November by President Ashraf Ghani as part of a diplomatic effort to bring the Taliban to the table for peace talks with the government in Kabul.

    Tue, 18 Dec 2018 02:46:47 -0500
  • U.S. border agents will not speak to lawmakers about girl's death

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    Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Tuesday plan to visit the New Mexico patrol station where Jakelin Caal and her father were taken on Dec. 7 to learn more about why she died the next day. Caal's death fueled criticism of President Donald Trump's immigration policies from Democrats and migrant advocates. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said it showed the dangers of her journey and the family's decision to cross the border illegally.

    Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:24:59 -0500
  • The Quickest Cars of 2018 (Plus a Few of the Slowest)

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    Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:52:00 -0500
  • Yard Find Porsche 928 S3 V8 could be project of the decade

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    Left outside for nearly a decade, surely this 1985 Porsche 928 S3 5.0-litre V8 is beyond saving? Think again. The Californian climate has been kind to this example, making it an attractive prospect at only $5k

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:49:46 -0500
  • Joe Biden tops key 2020 poll as he mulls whether he is too old to run for president

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    Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s vice-president, has emerged as an early frontrunner among Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination with a dominant lead among voters in Iowa, who will be the first to state their preference next year. A new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll finds 32 per cent of likely caucusgoers saying they back Mr Biden as their first choice, ahead of 19 per cent for Bernie Sanders and 11 per cent for Beto O'Rourke, the telegenic campaigner who came close to an against-the-odds win in Texas last month. The results have Democrats salivating about a dream ticket that matches a 76-year-old veteran, who is popular with blue-collar voters, with Mr O’Rourke, a 46-year-old with a knack for producing viral videos. “It’s early days and a lot can change but it could be a way to get past the age issue with Joe,” said a Democratic strategist who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of endorsing a candidate. “Then again, it’s two white men.” Mr Biden has not yet decided whether he will join a crowded field of contenders. However, he has done little to dispel the speculation and has touted his age as an advantage. Profile | Joe Biden “I’ll be as straight with you as I can. I think I’m the most qualified person in the country to be president,” he said during a speech at the University of Montana earlier this month. “The issues that we face as a country today are the issues that have been in my wheelhouse that I've worked on my whole life.” His supporters say he is best placed to woo back the parts of the Rust Belt and middle America that were unimpressed with Hillary Clinton’s run and defected to Donald Trump in 2016. But doubts remain that the Democrats are in danger of losing the youth vote if they plump for Mr Biden or the likes of Mr Sanders, 77, or Elizabeth Warren, 69. The Associated Press reported at the weekend that Mr Biden was talking to friends and long-time supporters about whether he was too old to run for the White House. They have floated the idea of teaming up with Mr O’Rourke. Mr O'Rourke excited Democratic voters and individuals donors in Texas, a usually staunch Republican state. Beto O'Rourke is mulling a 2020 run after a strong midterm showing Credit: Sergio Flores/Reuters The three-term Congressman initially ruled himself out of a 2020 run but is now considering capitalising on his sudden national profile. He became famous for livestreaming almost every aspect of his life during the midterm campaign when he came within three percentage points of a giant-killing victory over Ted Cruz. Iowa is a critical state for would-be presidents. It represents the first votes of the election cycle as, come February 2020, party supporters gather in caucuses to select their preferred candidate. The winner has gone on to clinch the nomination in every contested primary season since 2000. Among other notable contenders, Ms Warren, the Massachusetts Senator, polled eight percent and Kamala Harris, the California Senator, won the backing of five percent of respondents in the new poll. Last week the New York Times reported that Mr Sanders and Ms Warren had met to discuss their rival presidential ambitions, but that neither had tried to dissuade the other from running, nor had they agreed to a joint-ticket.  Ms Warren, a noted progressive like Mr Sanders, has drawn fierce criticism for publishing the results of a DNA test to prove that she has Native American ancestry. The move followed Mr Trump, who mockingly dubbed Ms Warren "Pocahontas", alleging such claims were false.

    Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:28:29 -0500
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