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Trump to nominate retired General Mattis for Pentagon
Yahoo News
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday night he would nominate retired Marine Corps General James M...
   
Nazi PoW leaves cash for Scottish village
BBC
A former Nazi soldier leaves £384,000 in his will to the Perthshire village where he was held as a prisoner of war.
   
Family pushes for cyberbullying laws after teen's suicide
Yahoo News
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — Family members of a Houston-area high school student who killed herself are rallying for tighter laws against cyberbullying...
   
The Gambia election: 'I never knew freedom until today'
BBC
Opposition supporters give their reaction to news that Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia's president of 22 years, has been defeated in elections by property de...
   

President Barack Obama, sings "Jingle Bells," with Santa Claus, James Taylor, Eva Longoria, and Garth Brooks during the lighting ceremony for the 2016 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday marked his final time lighting the National Christmas Tree with a wish that Americans will care for the sick, the hungry and the downtrodden this holiday season and treat one another as they would want to be treated.


Obamas light National Christmas Tree for final time
Yahoo News
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday marked his final time lighting the National Christmas Tree with a wish that Americans will care...
   
The female imam fighting Islamism and Islamophobia
BBC
Sherin Khankan set up the first female run mosque in Scandinavia, using it to battle both Islamism and Islamophobia
   
Contenders, picks for key jobs in Trump's administration
Yahoo News
(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday he would nominate retired Marine Corps General James Mattis for defense secretary, the ...
   
Japanese man sends rubbish to revenge school 'bullies'
BBC
A man in Tokyo has been arrested after 500 items of rubbish were sent to alleged bullies.
   
Trump fills top jobs for his administration
Yahoo News
(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday he would name retired Marine Corps General James Mattis as defense secretary. The follo...
   
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
BBC
Images shortlisted for the People's Choice Award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
   

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Starbucks Annual Shareholders Meeting on March 23, 2016 in Seattle, WashingtonHoward Schultz, the charismatic head of Starbucks, will step aside as CEO next year, turning a major page in the history of a company he built into an iconic global brand. Having led the company's rise from a sleepy Seattle chain into the world's biggest coffee business, Schultz will stay on as executive chairman and chairman of the board, the coffee giant said Thursday in a surprise announcement that sent the share price down after hours. Schultz will hand the reins to president and chief operating officer Kevin Johnson, a close friend who was tapped as number two at the company in 2015 and has been a Starbucks board member since 2009.


Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to step aside, stay as chairman
Yahoo News
Howard Schultz, the charismatic head of Starbucks, will step aside as CEO next year, turning a major page in the history of a company he built into an...
   
Cup of Nations final: Can Cameroon beat Nigeria to end long wait for title?
BBC
Nigeria's Super Falcons face Cameroon's Indomitable Lionesses on Saturday in a key game for women's football in Africa.
   

Rescue teams recover of the bodies from the LAMIA airlines charter flight that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, Colombia, on November 29, 2016 carrying members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense RealMedellín (Colombia) (AFP) - The authorities shut down a Bolivian charter airline whose plane ran out of fuel and crashed in the Colombian mountains, killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian football team. Investigators are examining pilot error and air traffic control problems as possible factors in Monday night's crash. The disaster killed most of the Brazilian football club Chapecoense Real and 20 journalists traveling with them to a major regional championship match.


Bolivia shuts down airline after football team crash
Yahoo News
Medellín (Colombia) (AFP) - The authorities shut down a Bolivian charter airline whose plane ran out of fuel and crashed in the Colombian mountains, ...
   
Deaths in the dorm
BBC
Turkish officials investigate if negligence was a factor in a fire that killed 12 people in a dorm.
   

The November 28, 2016 car-and-knife attack by a Somali-born student in Colombus, Ohio illustrates the evolving threat facing law enforcement agenciesOne year after a newlywed couple stormed an office party in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and injuring 22 others, the country is still grappling with how best to thwart such lone wolf attacks. The evolving threat facing law enforcement, experts say, was illustrated again this week in the car-and-knife attack by a Somali-born student in Ohio, the latest in a string of such assaults over the past 12 months. "We are entering a very dangerous phase because the type of attacks that are occurring are ones that are incredibly difficult to fend against," said Jens David Ohlin, an international law professor and security expert at Cornell University.


Year after San Bernardino, US grapples with lone wolf attacks
Yahoo News
One year after a newlywed couple stormed an office party in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and injuring 22 others, the country is still...
   
Get a 100 Women boost with our new app
BBC
The BBC 100 Women team have hosted a hackathon with Facebook UK to give female developers the chance to create a unique social media product. ...
   

Mexico City's Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera speaks during a conference where mayors from the world's biggest cities plot their strategy for fighting climate change in the face of skepticism from US President-elect Donald TrumpThe world's big cities will need $375 billion of investment to curb climate change, a major gathering of mayors heard Thursday. If that amount is made available "humanity will have a chance of surviving," she told a gathering of C40 mayors in Mexico. The mayors were gathered to plot their strategy in the face of climate skepticism from US President-elect Donald Trump.


World cities seek $375 bn to fight climate change
Yahoo News
The world's big cities will need $375 billion of investment to curb climate change, a major gathering of mayors heard Thursday. If that amount is...
   
Colombia repatriates dead as airline's licensing questioned
AP
RIO NEGRO, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia began repatriating the victims of this week's tragic air crash in the Andes as Bolivia's...
   

FLE - In this March 5, 2013, file photo, then-Marine Gen. James Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump says he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead the Defense Department.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, will need more than the usual Senate confirmation before being able to take office.


AP EXPLAINS: Why officers can't easily become Pentagon heads
Yahoo News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary, will need more than the usual Se...
   
James Mattis, Outspoken Retired Marine, Is Trump’s Choice as Defense Secretary
New York Times
The retired general once led the United States Central Command, but his tour was cut short by the Obama administration, which believed he was too hawk...
   

U.S. veterans build barracks for pipeline protesters in cold
Dean steps out of DNC race; Ellison says he may leave seat
Alpine skiing: Stuhec wins season-opening downhill
Howard Dean drops run for Democratic Party chairman
Week in pictures: 26 November - 2 December 2016
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U.S. jobless rate falls to nine-year low, payrolls rise
US allies hope for best as they reach out to Trump
Republican lawmaker defeated at 90 says he's not retiring
United to pay $2.4M to settle with SEC over NJ to SC flight
Maine GOP Gov. LePage claims non-citizens could have voted
Media outlets release tax arrangements made by top players
Trump, backers ask courts to halt or block 3 state recounts
APNewsBreak: Union backed out of deal to add 26th player
Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama tied for lead in Bahamas
Bodies of Colombia plane crash victims flown home
US moves to block Chinese purchase of German tech firm Aixtron
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U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
Chiefs' Berry, Texans' Jackson fined $24K for helmet hits
Documents: Suspected serial killer drew complaints years ago
Jury to continue deliberating in ex-South Carolina cop's murder trial
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AP Source: NHLPA rejects offer to extend CBA for Olympics
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Toll rises to 13 in southeast US wildfires
White House should lead broad cybersecurity effort: panel
Wisconsin, Penn St. try to focus on title game _ not playoff
After a social media break, Selena Gomez still rules Instagram
Federal judge denies quick halt to Wisconsin recount
Woman gets 20 years in prison for $2M credit-union fraud
Trump talks to Taiwan's leader, breaking precedent
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Jury in Scott case in S.C. breaks for weekend amid deadlock
For blacks, police pursuits far deadlier
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A Word With: Katie Holmes Talks About Directing, Motherhood and Mistakes
Modern Love: After a Breakup, an App to Help Breathe, Then Run
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Tulane and St. John’s Coaches Share a Goal: Returning Teams to Glory
Judge Rejects Bid for Special Prosecutor to Investigate Christie in Bridge Scandal
Obama Moves to Block Chinese Acquisition of a German Chip Maker
News Report on Global Temperatures Is Wrong, Scientists Say
Jury Appears One Vote Short of Convicting Ex-Police Officer in Walter Scott’s Death
Taiwan, Italy, Joe McKnight: Your Friday Evening Briefing
Trump Speaks With Taiwan’s Leader, a Likely Affront to China
Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, risking China tensions

 


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