Fashion expert Sarah Mower says buy a cape

Homeowner adds hilarious 'Mission: Impossible' music to CCTV footage of foiled burglary that shows idiot suspect getting busted by Dallas police REVEALED: Clueless Saddam Hussein 'was cut off from his own government for final years' as it emerges the dictator 'whined about cuts and bruises' during his capture Teen, 19, whose foot was blown off by a homemade explosive in Central Park finally wins battle with insurer to cover prosthetic leg - but they refuse to pay for his wheelchair Chris Christie WAS offered jobs in the Trump administration - but refused them because he wasn't the attorney general pick Donald Trump will live in the White House - and wants daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner to join him in Washington 'I'm a smart person.

U.S. Life Expectancy Declining


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That's Stevie Nicks in " Landslide ," a song capably reprised by The Smashing Pumpkins . Just how much older are people getting, though? According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, life expectancy in America clocked in at 78.8 in 2015.

Senator Warren, Mayor Walsh speak at interfaith event at mosque

Men, women, and children of many faiths and backgrounds gathered Sunday evening to pray, share personal stories, and pledge to stand together against a wave of incivility, hate speech, and violence that has followed the November presidential election. The crowd, estimated by organizers at 2,600, packed the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury to hear the voices of clergy and political leaders - including Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Senator Elizabeth Warren - but also everyday citizens.

Keolis cancels four times more trains this fall than last

Keolis Commuter Services canceled four times as many trains this fall than last year's, one of the worst stretches since the record-breaking winter of 2015 and a stark illustration of the transit system's persistent struggles to keep enough trains in service. From September through November, the commuter rail operator canceled 222 trains, compared with 51 over the same span the year before, a Globe review has found.

American connection in Indian Islamic State modules

An emerging American link has come to light in the investigation of the Islamic State inspired terror cases with the National Investigation Agency identifying a key recruiter Abu Isa al Amrikione of the planners of the terror group's external operations division which planned and executed terror attacks in foreign countries to have set his eyes on India for recruitment of young Muslims. NIA officials have found glaring similarities in the modus operandi employed by al Amriki in at least two instances, Hyderabad module involving five men and a case of a lone wolf in Kolkata where the suspects were ready to commit terror acts in the name of IS.

Trump can’t wait to sell out his base

At the beginning of Richard Nixon's presidency, that's how Attorney General John Mitchell explained the way reporters could best understand what the country was about to experience. It's also good advice for understanding the administration of the billionaire phony populist who will assume the presidency next month.

Oakland warehouse fire: ATF concludes work, leaves site

The local field division for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced Sunday that its team has completed work at the scene of the lethal Dec. 2 Oakland warehouse fire that claimed 36 lives. The team left the fire's site in the 1300 block of 31st Avenue, but it is still being secured, according to a statement late Sunday afternoon from ATF spokeswoman Alexandria Corneiro.

Brooklyn pol gives up – no chance private school credit will pass

Brooklyn state Sen. Simcha Felder says he has given up and won't make the investment tax credit a priority in 2017 after watching it die every legislative session. One of the state Legislature's leading advocates for creating an education investment tax credit to benefit private and parochial schools says he no longer thinks it has a chance to pass.

How Trump Cabinet Picks Could Reshuffle the Senate Map

After helping dash Democrats' hopes of retaking a Senate majority this year, Donald Trump's election as president could strike at least one additional blow to the caucus if he appoints a red-state Democratic senator to his cabinet. Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia both spoken with Trump since his election, fomenting speculation that either one could be offered a slot in Trump's cabinet.

Some GOP senators call for bipartisan Russia election probe, as their leaders stay mum

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a "Thank You USA" tour rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Dec. 9, 2016. Two Senate Republicans joined demands for a bipartisan probe into Russia's suspected election interference allegedly designed to bolster Donald J. Trump as questions continue to mount about the president-elect's expected decision to nominate a secretary of state candidate with close ties to Russia.

Trump rejects intel, lawmakers vow probe of Russia hacking

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday called a recent CIA assessment of Russian hacking "ridiculous" and says he's not interested in getting daily intelligence briefings - an unprecedented public dismissal of the nation's massive and sophisticated intelligence apparatus. Trump also rejected the CIA's conclusion that Russia tried to interfere with the presidential election and blamed "very embarrassed" Democrats for the public release of the assessment.

Rand Paul plots challenges for Trump in Congress


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Appearing on ABC News' "This Week" today, Sen. Rand Paul gave interviewer George Stephanopoulos a glimpse of some of the challenges that President-elect Donald Trump will face in the coming year. When Stephanopoulos asked him about his impressions of the CEO of EXXON, Rex Tillerson, Paul said that he would Tillerson during any prospective confirmation hearings, "Do you understand that the Iraq war was a failure, a strategiic mistake?" Paul said that he would reserve judgement about Tillerson's nomination.

Law insuring 1 million Pennsylvanians faces uncertain futureabout 2 hours ago

About 1 million people in Pennsylvania are receiving government-subsidized health insurance under Democrats' 2010 health care law that is facing an uncertain future as Republican President-elect Donald Trump takes office next month with a pledge to repeal it. Leaders of the Republican-controlled Congress that Trump will share power with also say they are also intent on abolishing President Barack Obama's signature law.

Joe Biden criticizes Trump’s ‘vicious’ campaign

During an interview for CNN, which took place this Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden wanted to let everybody know what he thinks about president-elect Donald Trump. According to The Blaze , Mr. Biden considers that the businessman ran the "most vicious" campaign he ever witnessed in over forty years of doing politics.

Trump mocks Wall Street Journal editorial board: ‘I don’t…

President-elect Donald Trump fired back at the Wall Street Journal editorial board after it criticized his deal to stop manufacturer Carrier from shipping several hundred jobs overseas. Earlier this month, the editorial board characterized the deal - which will keep several hundred jobs in Indiana in exchange for a $7 million tax break, while allowing the company to outsource over a thousand jobs - as a "shakedown," and said "America won't become more prosperous by forcing companies to make noneconomic investments."

Donald Trump Jr. arrives at Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview Sunday that his executives would run his business empire alongside his children, pushing back against charges that his vast real estate holdings would pose a conflict of interest for him in the White House. Trump has said he will leave day-to-day control of his business but has not yet offered details of how he intends to separate himself.

Trump rejects intel, lawmakers vow probe of Russia hacking

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday called a recent CIA assessment of Russian hacking "ridiculous" and says he's not interested in getting daily intelligence briefings - an unprecedented rejection of the nation's massive and sophisticated intelligence apparatus. Trump's remarks come as key congressional Republicans joined Democrats in demanding a bipartisan investigation into the Kremlin's activities and questioned consideration of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson - who has close business ties with Moscow - as head of the State Department.

Claudia Fragapane bids an emotional farewell to Strictly

Homeowner adds hilarious 'Mission: Impossible' music to CCTV footage of foiled burglary that shows idiot suspect getting busted by Dallas police Trump confirms he WILL live in the White House - and wants daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner to join him in Washington Uber driver clocks 'longest ride in history' after taking customer on 400-mile trip from Virginia to New York - and it only cost $300 Teen, 19, whose foot was blown off by a homemade explosive in Central Park finally wins battle with insurer to cover prosthetic leg - but they still refuse to pay for his wheelchair SNL gets around Alec Baldwin's absence with surreal skit in which Donald Trump imagines his ideal self as WWE wrestler John Cena with giant hands Trump stirs Taiwan controversy again by saying he might change US 'one China' policy if America doesn't get a better deal 'We want to fill this nation with red, ... (more)

Unnerving concerns over top pick

ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson is President-elect Donald Trump's likely pick for secretary of state, US media reports say, with some lawmakers quickly voicing concerns about his ties to Russian leader Vladimir Putin.Tillerson has extensive experience in international negotiations, overseeing his oil company's activities in more than 50 countries. But his links to Russia could be problematic, lawma... ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson is President-elect Donald Trump's likely pick for secretary of state, US media reports say, with some lawmakers quickly voicing concerns about his ties to Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Trump dismisses CIA’s Russia hack findings

US President-elect Donald Trump has rejected the CIA's reported conclusion that Russia intervened to help him win the election, saying the idea is "ridiculous." In an interview with Fox News yesterday, Trump said: "I think it's just another excuse.

There is too much fake news.

Recently a North Carolina man named Edgar M. Welch read that a Washington D.C. pizza restaurant was harbouring children as sex slaves as part of a child-abuse ring led by U.S. politicians John Podesta and Hillary Clinton. Enraged, the 28-year-old father of two drove to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria to investigate the alleged child-sex conspiracy theory for himself.

US debt is threat to the world, says Chinese state-run paper

People's Daily commentary on Washington's US$20 trillion federal debt is seen as a warning to incoming president Donald Trump Excessive US government debt is a "threat to world economic safety", and the policies of president-elect Donald Trump might worsen the situation, a Chinese state-run newspaper has warned. People's Daily on Sunday ran a whole page of commentary criticising Washington's debt policy, claiming that US debt is hindering the growth of the American economy and destabilising the global currency and financial system.

Paul Ryan rejects ‘politicization’ of hacking leaks

House Speaker Paul Ryan "rejects any politicization of intelligence matters," one of his top aides said Sunday morning, following demands for a Congressional probe after unnamed sources told media outlets that the CIA believes Russians hacked the election to benefit Donald Trump . "The speaker cannot comment on or characterize the content of classified briefings, but he rejects any politicization of intelligence matters," AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman, said on Sunday.

Public viewing of John Glenn in Ohio to extend for 8 hours

Members of the public will be given eight hours Friday to pay their respects to John Glenn as the late astronaut-hero lies in state at Ohio's capitol building. A spokesman said Saturday that Glenn would lie in repose in the Statehouse Rotunda from noon to 8 p.m. under a proposal set for final approval by the building's advisory board Monday.

Priebus: ‘Premature’ to Say Tillerson for Secretary of State is a ‘Done Deal’

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus , who is slated to become President-elect Trump's chief of staff, today praised ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson , who has emerged as the likely pick for secretary of state. But Priebus cautioned that it's a "little premature to be claiming" the secretary of state choice for the incoming Trump administration is a "done deal."

Dr. Jen Gunter wields her lasso of truth for IJ

Dr. Jen Gunter was listening to the third and final debate between Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, when a comment by Trump made her livid: “In the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother.” “There is no such thing as a ninth month abortion - I'm a doctor who trained in late term abortions #debate2016,” she tweeted to her 34,200 followers. “Every single ob/gyn, every single woman's health-care provider should be standing up for facts.

Police expect Trump to lift limits on surplus military gear

If president-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise, surplus military grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked armored vehicles and high-powered firearms and ammunition will once again be available to state and local U.S. police departments. Fraternal Order of Police Executive Director James Pasco says he expects Trump to honor a commitment he made in September to the organization to rescind President Barack Obama's 2015 order restricting that access.

Congress finally provides funding for Flint Sunday, December 11

It also includes $170-million, mainly for Flint to partially fund the replacement of lead pipes and for medical assistance for families that have suffered the effects of lead contamination. Flint officials and local Congressman Dale Kildee are joining the Senate sponsors of the legislation, Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, who says it's now time for the State Government to come up with the rest of the money that will be needed to finish the infrastructure improvements and provide long term health care and monitoring in Flint.

You be the federal sentencing judge: how long a prison term for convicted Philly US Representative?

I find high-profile, white-collar sentencing cases to be among the most interesting and dynamic because they often require a judge to balance and calibrate competing punishment theories and goals. Because most white-collar offenders are not violent and oftenhad a successful/productive life before getting into trouble, the need for severe punishment to incapacitate or specifically deter an offender from committing future crimesis often diminished.

Priebus: ‘The Russians Didn’t Tell Hillary Clinton to Ignore Wisconsin or Michigan’


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Reince Priebus continued to push back against reports on Russian hacking on ABC's This Week this morning, arguing that talk of potential interference can't brush aside the mistakes Hillary Clinton made on the campaign trail. "The Russians didn't tell Hillary Clinton to ignore Wisconsin and Michigan, okay? She lost the election because her ideas were bad, she didn't fit the electorate, she ignored states that she shouldn't have, and Donald Trump was the change agent."

Student debt is America’s most pressing economic problem

Since 2000, U.S. student loan debt has grown to overwhelm all other categories of non-housing consumer debt in this nation. The lending instrument is uniquely predatory in that student loans have been stripped of the most fundamental consumer protections, such as bankruptcy rights, statutes of limitations and many others.

URGENT a ” Bipartisan group of senators calls for probe of Russian role in 2016 US elections

A bipartisan quartet of high-profile senators said Sunday that "recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American." "Congress's national security committees have worked diligently to address the complex challenge of cybersecurity, but recent events show that more must be done," said Sens. Chuck Schumer, the incoming Senate Democratic leader, Sen. John McCain, the Armed Services Committee chairman, fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Sen. Jack Reed, the top Armed Services Committee Democrat, in a Sunday morning statement."

Biden on Sessions 1980s racism charge: a People changea

In 1986, then-Sen. Joe Biden declared he couldn't support Jeff Sessions as a federal judge, determining the US attorney's alleged racist remarks were disqualifying. Now, the outgoing vice president is willing to give Sessions - a former Senate colleague and President-elect Donald Trump's choice to become attorney general - a second chance.

Biden keeps door open for 2020 run against Trump: a oewho knows where wea re going to bea

Vice President Joe Biden wants a say in the direction of the Democratic Party as it picks up the pieces from a nightmare electoral loss this year - and isn't willing to fully rule out a bid for the presidency if he thinks issues of economic fairness aren't being voiced. "Four years is a lifetime in American politics," he told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview on "State of the Union."

Democrat to try solving Chicago gun violence with sentencing

Illinois legislators are facing increasing pressure from law enforcement to crack down on repeat gun offenders who are blamed for the surge in Chicago's violence this year. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and others have urged lawmakers for months to pass a bill that increases prison sentences for defendants who previously committed a gun-related crime.

Questions Arise About Trump Win After Officials Say Most Detroit Voting Machines Were Broken

After a voter recount was launched and halted by a federal judge on Wednesday, state officials are now admitting that most of the voting machines in Detroit were broken on Election Day, reports the International Business Times . According to officials, over 80 machines were deemed faulty on November 8 which may have caused electronic vote tallies to be off in over half of the precincts in Detroit as well as one-third of the precincts in Wayne County.

Dr. Ted Mazer

Dr. Ted Mazer, center, performs surgery on Jannette Henderson to clear her sinuses on Dec. 7, 2016. Dr. Ted Mazer knew for some time that he would likely become president-elect of the California Medical Association this fall and then president a year later.

Jayalalithaa & Hillary Clinton: On grief, glass ceilings and fighting back

Grief is the emotion that defines the last five weeks for some of us. Watching the US Presidential election results threw thousands into a depression - across the board because of what it said about how Americans really felt about issues that were thought to be history, but for many of us, because Hillary Clinton came so very close to shattering the last glass ceiling in her country's political system.

Turbulence, terrorism and Trump in a dramatic year to remember

Prince George was in his pyjamas when he met Barack Obama in one of the more uplifting moments of a turbulent 2016 With Brexit dividing the nation, an American election result that shocked the world, and showbiz bidding farewell to a host of stars, 2016 has been a dramatic and turbulent year. It has seen political earthquakes, the murder of an MP, dozens killed in terror attacks, a high number of celebrity deaths, and was so eventful it will surely go down in history as one of the most significant and memorable years of modern times.

County OKs lengthening of monorail by 1.4 miles

Likely fueled by the improved prospects for building a football stadium on the Strip, Clark County has granted permission for an extension of the monorail from the MGM Grand to Mandalay Bay. The approved extension of 1.4 miles will also put the system in position to expand again to the airport at a future date.

VW’s Lost, Destroyed Phones Justify More Scrutiny, FTC Says

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking to further question Volkswagen AG's U.S. officials about whether evidence including mobile phones was destroyed amid the probe of diesel vehicles rigged to cheat emissions tests. "In the context of the massive scandal at the center of this case, 23 lost or bricked phones is a bright red flag, especially when they include phones that belonged to important individuals,'' FTC attorneys said in a court filing Thursday.

Victory at Standing Rock

It should not have taken thousands of protesters to camp out at Standing Rock - and especially not the use of water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas by local authorities as they tried, in vain, to disperse the crowds - for federal authorities to seriously consider the grievance that brought the members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and ... (more)

Iran says it’s finalized $16.6B Boeing deal to buy 80 planes

The long campaign season finally ended Saturday in Louisiana, a month later than the rest of the country, with voters deciding the nation's final three congressional seats in runoff elections. Louisiana voters chose Saturday to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation's last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when the new term begins in January.

Learning from Clinton’s loss

Masochist that I am, I've read a lot of second-guessing and score-settling about why the extraordinarily well-qualified Hillary Clinton lost to one of the most loathsome and unprincipled men ever in politics . A fair, thoughtful and balanced analysis - one that is brutally honest, but also constructive rather than destructive - comes from my old friend Will Marshall , president and founder of the Progressive Policy Institute, a centrist political think tank: "What Democrats Can Learn From Hillary Clinton's Tragedy: The art of political persuasion matters more than the mechanics of mobilization."

Sunday Morning Garden-Gift Chat

My mom works at a hospital & they have this service dog go around to cheer up patients. Here he is earlier today with the Christmas spirit Y Y S pic.twitter.com/5J6f9tlOp4 However one chooses to celebrate the winter solstice, 'tis the season for buying gifts.

James Corden steps out in LA to do some Christmas shopping amid…

'We want to fill this nation with red, white and a whole lot of blue': SNL mocks Trump's cabinet picks as Bryan Cranston resurrects Breaking Bad's Walter White to be appointed head of the DEA 'Well-mannered' 19-year-old is charged with murder after 'strangling his high school sweetheart to death in his parents' home' Successful real estate lawyer and father of two, 36, found strangled to death in his Illinois office in targeted attack Uber driver clocks 'longest ride in history' after taking customer on 400-mile trip from Virginia to New York - and it only cost $300 Clinton's policy director 'was the only one in her inner circle that had warned her she would likely lose the election but everyone ignored him' Republican John Kennedy wins Louisiana's Senate seat in run-off elections, widening the chamber's GOP majority 52 - 48 'I don't know if it's the best football, but they have spirit': ... (more)

Here’s how to respond to Trump’s new normal

"Leopards break into the temple and drink to the dregs what is in the sacrificial pitchers; this is repeated over and over again; finally it can be calculated in advance, and it becomes a part of the ceremony." A month after Election Day, and we're past parody and into Kakfa, who wrote that one-sentence story, as the President-elect moonlights as an executive producer of "Celebrity Apprentice."

Forget Croker: Brooks rumoured for Trump’s inauguration

Trump has had precious few endorsements from the entertainment industry but a report in The New York Daily News suggests that Brooks is in talks to perform at the the new president's swearing in ceremony on January 20. On Friday the singer's publicist Nancy Seltzer told Reuters: "Garth has performed for the five living presidents.... While rumor has it that he has been asked to perform for President-elect Trump, he has not been able to commit yet." Brooks did not publicly endorse either candidate in the recent US election.

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Californians may be largely locked out of the Trump administration, but they are quickly forming the hub of what's being called the Resistance. While the term has been embraced by larger liberal organizations such as MoveOn.org, the intellectual headquarters of this surge in grassroots activism is the progressive Bay Area, where newly arriving techies, longtime activists and wealthy investors, among others, are plotting how to push back on President-elect Donald Trump's agenda.

ISIS militants return to Syria city

Islamic State militants re-entered the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria on Saturday for the first time since they were expelled by Syrian and Russian forces nine months ago. The activist-run Palmyra Coordination network said the militants had nearly encircled the city and entered its northern and northwestern neighborhoods.

3 Leaders Firefighters Should Emulate

There are, generally speaking, three categories of people in the fire service: those being led, those aspiring to lead and those leading. And we can safely state that the fire service is an entity that is bilaterally steeped in strong traditions and searching for progressive means to improve its performance.

Silicon Valley exec has the last laugh after voting Trump :0

GSV Capital Chief Executive Michael Moe is having the last laugh as a Silicon Valley insider who dared not vote for Hillary Clinton. Call it a real belly laugh for this influential tech investor, who has emerged unbowed - and predicts President-elect Donald Trump may very well pull this economy out of the doldrums with opportunities galore for investors.

Father horrified after his two-year-old daughter almost put a…

'We want to fill this nation with red, white and a whole lot of blue': SNL mocks Trump's cabinet picks as Bryan Cranston resurrects Breaking Bad's Walter White to be appointed head of the DEA 'Well-mannered' 19-year-old is charged with murder after 'strangling his high school sweetheart to death in his parents' home' Successful real estate lawyer and father of two, 36, found strangled to death in his Illinois office in targeted attack Uber driver clocks 'longest ride in history' after taking customer on 400-mile trip from Virginia to New York - and it only cost $300 Clinton's policy director 'was the only one in her inner circle that had warned her she would likely lose the election but everyone ignored him' Republican John Kennedy wins Louisiana's Senate seat in run-off elections, widening the chamber's GOP majority 52 - 48 'I don't know if it's the best football, but they have spirit': ... (more)

Booker, Menendez Applaud Passage of Water Resources Development Act

U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez Dec. 10, 2016 praised Senate passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Ac By Al Campbell, editor - Oh, to have met Francis Pharcellus Church. He authored the immortal editorial in reply to little Virginia O'Hanlon in WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez Dec. 10, 2016 praised Senate passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2016 which includes provisions they have fought for to authorize and expedite Army Corps of Engineers projects, improve the nation's drinking water infrastructure, enhance ecosystem protection, and make investments in the nation's ports and inland waterways.

State donations favored Clinton

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may have lost the race for Arkansas electoral votes, but she won the race for Arkansas pocketbooks, according to postelection campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission.

Stonington looks to take over historic stone wharf from feds

A historic wharf in Connecticut that was used as a gangway for wagons to unload 19th-century schooners is moving closer toward having a new, more modern purpose. The U.S. Senate on Friday was expected to consider legislation that transfers control of the massive stone wharf from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the town of Stonington.

Schumer: Check transit employees against terror watch lists

Federal homeland security officials should move faster to require rail and transit agencies across the nation to screen their employees using federal terrorism watch lists, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said. The New York Democrat told The Associated Press on Saturday that the Department of Homeland Security should immediately step in to enforce a recommendation made nearly a decade ago that mass transit employees be crosschecked with the federal watch lists.

Republicans sweep Louisiana runoffs, ending 2016 elections

The GOP has cemented its U.S. Senate majority and is holding onto the two remaining House seats that were still undecided before Louisiana's runoff election Saturday. Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy won Louisiana's open U.S. Senate seat, giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber starting in January.

Hospital director: 160 dead in collapsed Nigerian church

The long campaign season finally ended Saturday in Louisiana, a month later than the rest of the country, with voters deciding the nation's final three congressional seats in runoff elections. Louisiana voters chose Saturday to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation's last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when the new term begins in January.

Looking back: December 11, 2016

Dec. 11, 2006 - KENAI - Fifth-graders at Mountain View Elementary School in Kenai used music as a vehicle to take fellow students and parents on a journey across North America's American Indian cultures recently.

Romero leads Club America to semifinal of Club World Cup

Club America's head coach Ricardo La Volpe, left, gestures as Jeonbuk Motors' Kim Bo-kyung, second right, and his teammate Lim Jong-eun, right, during their match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament at Suita City Foo... . Club America's Silvio Romero, second left, celebrates after he scored a goal against Jeonbuk Motors during their match at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament at Suita City Football Stadium in Suita, west Japan, Sunday, ... .

Business investment in digital protection growing

Douglas Rapp, advisor for cybersecurity and national security initiatives with the Indiana Economic Development Corp., held a town hall meeting at Columbus City Hall on Nov. 2 focusing on cybersecurity. The town hall was held to obtain feedback so state officials can better allocate resources from the state secretary of commerce for cybersecurity needs, Rapp said.

The superego and the ID

Time will tell whether the next President initiates what would be cruel and disastrous mass deportations of undocumented immigrants - including by denying federal funding to cities that refuse to hand over names and addresses of those in their midst. In the meantime, Mayor de Blasio, proud to lead what others smear as a sanctuary city, is holding a match and threatening to destroy the records of nearly a million holders of the local ID card he created just for New Yorkers.

Director at Crewe suspended amid British sex abuse inquiry

The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith faces a sentence of up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter during a trial that made spectators of some of the... The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith faces a sentence of up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter during a trial that made spectators of some of the... The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith was convicted of manslaughter on Sunday night, ending a week-long trial in which the defendant insisted he only fired because the popular... Immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, but were protected from deportation by President Barack Obama, are being warned by some advocates to make sure they are not traveling abroad when... Immigrants who were brought to ... (more)

Kenyan police use tear gas to disperse rally against graft

The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith faces a sentence of up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter during a trial that made spectators of some of the... The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith was convicted of manslaughter on Sunday night, ending a week-long trial in which the defendant insisted he only fired because the popular... Immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, but were protected from deportation by President Barack Obama, are being warned by some advocates to make sure they are not traveling abroad when... Immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, but were protected from deportation by President Barack Obama, are being warned by some advocates to make sure they are not traveling abroad when Donald Trump... Snow, freezing rain and ... (more)

Jeff Sadow: Stop pestering Louisiana electors for Trump

Ignorance does not lead to bliss, as the content of unhappy communiquA s raining down on Louisiana's presidential electors proves. Since Nov. 8, Louisiana's Republican electors collectively have received more than 100,000 messages variously suggesting, imploring or demanding that each of the eight pledged to Republican President-elect Donald Trump not vote for him when the Electoral College "meets" on Dec. 19. On that date, in state capitals and the District of Columbia, electors will congregate to cast their ballots; in winner-take-all Louisiana, the Republican ticket received 58 percent of the vote.

With deadline approaching, coverage through health insurance law uncertain beyond 2017

Thursday: Deadline for new federal marketplace customers to apply for insurance to start Jan. 1. Those interested should go to healthcare.gov April 15: Deadline for federal income tax returns, which will charge a penalty for the first time on those without insurance the previous year Thursday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act, if you want coverage starting Jan. 1. "It will be in place for the next year," said Charles Bullock, University of Georgia political science expert. "Beyond that, we'll have to wait and see."

Komey Komedy Klassics

The competing messages, according to officials in attendance, also reflect cultural differences between the FBI and the CIA. The bureau, true to its law enforcement roots, wants facts and tangible evidence to prove something beyond all reasonable doubt.

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Donald Trump is partaking in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries, saluting U.S. troops at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday as he prepares to enter the White House. The future commander in chief attended the 117th game between the military academies at West Point and Annapolis, which is being held on relatively neutral ground in Baltimore.

Mike Johnson wins Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District seat

The state lawmaker drew 87,369, or 65 percent, of the 133,947 votes cast in the runoff, according to complete but unofficial results from the secretary of state's office. Jones got 28 percent of the 285,872 votes cast Nov. 8 in the bid to fill the Northwest Louisiana-based seat left open because Republican U.S. Rep. Dr. John Fleming ran for U.S. senator rather than seek re-election.

Disorderly Conduct Judge Reinhold Released From Jail


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Summary : Actor Judge Reinhold is thoroughly embarrassed after becoming irrational with TSA personnel and being stuck behind bars for the night for no big reason. Actor Judge Reinhold was released from jail after becoming irate at Dallas Love Field Airport personnel.

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Donald Trump has picked a fight with the Central Intelligence Agency over Russian computer hacking of American elections, an unprecedented move for an incoming president.

Free speech loses in Holland


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This week, a court in the Netherlands found Geert Wilders, leader of Holland's Party for Freedom, guilty of inciting discrimination and insulting a group after a trial over statements he made about Moroccans. At a rally, Wilders asked his audience: "Do you want more or less Moroccans in this city and in the Netherlands?" The audience repeatedly chanted "less."

Obama Orders – Full Review’ of Rumored Cyber Attacks on 2016 Election

As one of his last acts in office, President Barack Obama has ordered a "full review" of supposed cyber attacks on the 2016 election, despite the fact that there is no proof that any occurred. Obama has ordered the nation's intelligence agencies to conduct this review and report back to him before he leaves office on January 20. "The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process and to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders, to include the Congress," Obama's homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, said at an event on Friday.

Trump Effect: Louisiana Republican John Kennedy Wins U.S. Senate Runoff Election

Republican John Kennedy has been declared the winner of Louisiana's runoff election for the U.S. Senate, defeating Democrat Foster Campbell and thwarting one of the last opportunities in 2016 for Democrats to gain a seat in the upper chamber. Kennedy's win on Saturday night, the first GOP win since Trump's election, gives Republicans a 52 seat majority in the U.S. Senate, making it that much harder for Democrats to make any headway in Washington.

Obama orders probe into Russian email hacking claims


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PRESIDENT OBAMA has ordered a review of the email hacking that affected the US presidential campaign, according to a White House official. Intelligence and national security officials were told to report their findings to the president before he leaves office on January 20, Obama's counter-terrorism adviser Lisa Monaco said.

Tweets, theater entertain, but Congress is main event

The most amusing part of the Trump transition has been watching its effortless confounding of the media, often in fewer than 140 characters. One morning, after a Fox News report on lefty nuttiness at some obscure New England college -- a flag burning that led a more-contemptible-than-usual campus administration to take down the school's own American flag -- Donald Trump tweets that flag burners should go to jail or lose their citizenship.

Judge won’t lower alleged bank robber’s bail

Calling him a "serious flight risk," a judge Friday denied a motion to lower the bail for Frank Aigotti, the Wantage man who the state alleges robbed the Lakeland Bank on Route 23 in Wantage in early 2015. Aigotti's attorney, Martin Morrison, argued that since Judge William J. McGovern III dismissed counts of the indictment charging Aigotti with first-degree robbery, theft by unlawful taking and fraudulent use of a credit card, the $250,000 bail he was being held on was excessive.

Who wins and who loses in New York City under Trump


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WIN: Shares in banks have soared by 20% since Election Day, making them the hottest sector in the stock market. The rally is fueled by hopes a Trump administration will deliver lower taxes and less regulation, while also stimulating the economy.