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France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

TownHall - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:19
PARIS (AP) — Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term.The "

The Latest: Veterans Affairs mum on veterans' court filing

TownHall - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:18
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on veterans seeking a class action lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs over radiation exposure they say they experienced after a 1966 accident involving hydrogen bombs in Spain (all times local):5

HBO, 'Big Little Lies' lead Globes in TV nods

TownHall - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:18
NEW YORK (AP) — The actors from HBO's limited series "Big Little Lies" will have quite an internal competition at the Golden Globes next month.Powerhouse actresses Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are both nominated for best actress for a lim

FDA-approved drug to combat alcoholism 'freezes' cancer

Daily Mail - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:17
Forty years after a series of sad flukes suggested Antabuse might fight cancer, Danish and Czech researchers have discovered how it works and linked it to 34 percent lower cancer death rates.

Man creates device to scare package thieves using blanks

Daily Mail - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:17
Jaireme Barrow, from Tacoma, Washington, was tired of people stealing his expensive Jeep parts and decided he 'wanted to even the playing field.'

Police: Woman accused of shooting husband, dismembering body

TownHall - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:15
BARBERTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman shot her husband multiple times earlier this year and dismembered his body.Forty-nine-year-old Marcia Eubank has been charged with murder in the death of 54-year-old Howard Eubank. Records don

How major US stock indexes fared on Monday

TownHall - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:13
Stocks ended modestly higher Monday, nudging the Standard & Poor's 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average to record highs.Technology stocks accounted for most of the gains. Health care stocks also rose, making up for losses in banks and

Kentucky lawmaker accused of sexual assault

TownHall - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:13
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Republican Kentucky lawmaker known for his inflammatory social media posts comparing President Barack Obama and his wife to monkeys has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who attended his church. Both Republican and Democ

Trump tells NASA to send Americans back to the Moon

Daily Mail - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:08
US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time in decades, a move he said would help prepare for a future Mars trip.

This Moment Isn't (Just) About Sex. It's Really About Work. (Rebecca Traister/thecut)

Memeorandum - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:05

Rebecca Traister / thecut:
This Moment Isn't (Just) About Sex.  It's Really About Work.  —  Sexual assault is one symptom of that imbalance, but it is not the only one.  The can-opener here — the sharp point that pierced the aluminum that had sealed all this glop in — was indeed a story about a man, Harvey Weinstein …

Democrats seek alleged evidence of anti-Clinton 'bias' at the FBI (Kyle Cheney/Politico)

Memeorandum - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:05

Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Democrats seek alleged evidence of anti-Clinton ‘bias’ at the FBI  —  Turning the tables on Republican charges that the FBI's Russia probe is tainted by political bias, two top House Democrats are demanding Justice Department documents they say could reveal “politically-motivated misconduct” …

'Attempted terrorist attack': Suspect held after NYC rush-hour blast (NBC News)

Memeorandum - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:05

NBC News:
‘Attempted terrorist attack’: Suspect held after NYC rush-hour blast  —  A suspected terrorist detonated an “improvised low-tech explosive device” inside a New York City subway passageway during Monday morning rush hour, injuring himself and three other people and causing chaos at one of the city's key traffic hubs.

Behind Closed Doors, U.S. Military Said Sgt. La David Johnson Survived Initial Ambush in Niger (Nick Turse/The Intercept)

Memeorandum - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:00

Nick Turse / The Intercept:
Behind Closed Doors, U.S. Military Said Sgt. La David Johnson Survived Initial Ambush in Niger  —  What did officials at U.S. Africa Command know about the fate of Sgt. La David Johnson, and when did they know it?  —  On October 4, U.S. Special Forces soldiers, operating alongside local troops …

The New Yorker Fires Star Reporter Ryan Lizza Over 'Improper Sexual Conduct' (Andrew Kirell/The Daily Beast)

Memeorandum - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:00

Andrew Kirell / The Daily Beast:
The New Yorker Fires Star Reporter Ryan Lizza Over ‘Improper Sexual Conduct’ … The New Yorker has let go of its star reporter Ryan Lizza amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the magazine confirmed Monday.  —  “The New Yorker recently learned that Ryan Lizza engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct.

Doctor delivers baby in back of a truck at gas station

Daily Mail - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:55
Dr. Javier Soto, 44, was filling up at the Speedway in Merritt Island on Friday when a man called him over to help his fiance.

6-year-old made $11 million in one year reviewing toys on You Tube (Samantha Schmidt/Washington Post)

Memeorandum - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:55

Samantha Schmidt / Washington Post:
6-year-old made $11 million in one year reviewing toys on You Tube  —  When most people think back on the child celebrities of their time, they may think of child movie actors, the well-trained stars of showbiz.  For some, these were stars such as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, or Macaulay Culkin of “Home Alone” fame.

Alabama's Republican senator says he couldn't vote for Roy Moore (Jen Kirby/Vox)

Memeorandum - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:55

Jen Kirby / Vox:
Alabama's Republican senator says he couldn't vote for Roy Moore  —  He wrote in a Republican candidate because “Alabama deserves better.”  —  “I couldn't vote Roy Moore,” Sen. Richard Shelby said Sunday on CNN.  “I didn't vote for Roy Moore, but I wrote in a distinguished Republican name.”

Cat Person New Yorker story goes viral

Daily Mail - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:52
Cat Person by writer Kristen Roupenian was published in the December 11 issue of the New Yorker. Thousands of women are sharing the piece and expressing awe over how relatable it is.

Massachusetts woman begs to keep riches after hubby jailed

Daily Mail - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:48
Lisa Cadden, 50, and her three children filed a petition with the US District Court of Massachusetts seeking to protect $3.6million of family riches from a court-ordered seizure.

Sanders says media planting 'intentionally false' stories

Daily Mail - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:45
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders unloaded on the media after news outlets had to pull back critical stories – saying reporters are 'purposely misleading the American people.'

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