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Source: CBS News

No signal from lost Argentine sub, and "every minute is oxygen"

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Sounds detected by probes deep in the South Atlantic on Monday did not come from an Argentine submarine that has been lost for five days, the country's navy said Monday, dashing newfound hope among relatives of the 44 sailors aboard.

"We can make up a thousand movies with happy and sad endings, but the reality is that the days pass by and not knowing anything kills you," Carlos Mendoza, the brother of submarine officer Fernando Ariel Mendoza, told the AP.

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Source: Common Domain

Commodity Bulls Ignoring a Few Large Elephants

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Otherwise, the mild selloff in recent days could be a prelude to a more substantial correction in the months ahead—and investors might start to look askance at all those richly valued growth stocks too.

In particular, investors are focused on two positive developments: forced factory closures in China, which are driving metal prices higher, and better growth in the U.S. Two big questions, meanwhile, have received far less attention.

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Source: The Guradian

Chile faces new political landscape as leftwingers dent billionaire Piñera's hopes

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Chile, so used to geological upheavals, faces a vastly changed political landscape after a progressive alliance surged ahead in Sunday’s general election, and left conservative presidential frontrunner Sebastián Piñera facing a tough fight in December’s run-off.

Piñera, a billionaire and former president, had been widely expected to cruise to victory – and possibly even win outright in the first round.

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Source: BBC

Rugby League World Cup: Kevin Brown faces concussion tests before England semi-final

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

England have named an unchanged team for Saturday's World Cup semi-final against Tonga but stand-off Kevin Brown will have to pass a series of tests before he can play.

England are hoping to reach their first World Cup final since 1995 and the absence of Brown would be a blow to a side that has looked more solid and organised since he was brought in against France at the end of the group stage. Brown was knocked out after colliding with an opponent 25 minutes into the quarter-final win in Melbourne but replays were not working in the stadium and the England team were unaware of the fact that he had been momentarily knocked unconscious.

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Source: New York Times

Indian Automaker’s Plant Is Latest Sign of Detroit Comeback

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

While the Detroit area is studded with empty lots that once had factories, the Mahindra plant is a promising sign of blue-collar jobs on the horizon.

One of the largest auto suppliers in Detroit is the Indian firm Sakthi Automotive, which is expanding its operations into a long-shuttered high school on the city’s hardscrabble southwest side. Detroit’s mayor, Mike Duggan, has made rebuilding the city’s depressed industrial base a priority, and last year lured the auto-parts supplier Flex-N-Gate — owned by a Pakistani native, Shahid Khan — to construct a $95 million factory near downtown.

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Source: New York Times

How to Get Rid of Holiday Stains

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

If your holiday festivities result in all new stains, spills and messes you’d rather not bring into 2018, here’s how to clean them all up.

Enzymatic stain removers like Zout can be used to effectively treat blood stains on launderable items, while unseasoned meat tenderizer, which contains enzymes that break down blood, can be mixed with water to form a paste that’s especially good at treating older, more set-in blood stains.

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Source: DW

Fighting for clean beaches in Mumbai

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio +20 in 2012 - 20 years after the first World Oceans Day - giant fish made from plastic bottles were exhibited along the waterfront in Rio de Janeiro.

"Cleaning up beaches from plastic litter certainly is first a way to make the beaches more attractive again for recreation, but more importantly it generates awareness to not discard plastics in the environment and to not litter," says Herndl.

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Source: New York Times

How to Make Potatoes

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

The key to a successful gratin (also known as scalloped potatoes) is getting the proportions right, so that the potatoes cook through and the liquid is absorbed or evaporated at the same time.

Tiny new potatoes can be roasted whole and raw, but mature, starchy potatoes need a quick precook in boiling water or the microwave. After that, the sky’s the limit, in terms of cooking fat (butter, oil, chicken fat, lard), seasonings (warm spices, chile powders, dry herbs, spice pastes), and garnishes (herb leaves, grated cheese, yogurt or crème fraîche, olives, citrus zests).

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Source: BBC

The hit-and-run that killed our Liam

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Liam Rogerson is 28 years old and has just arrived in Kent from his home in Sunderland to spend the festive season with his younger brother and sister.

As the family tours the castle, they're remembering Liam, his love of all things medieval, how he said he wanted to buy a suit of armour for his house.

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Source: Common Domain

Renting is better than owning to build wealth — if you’re disciplined to invest as well

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Millennials, take note: If you’re looking to build up your nest egg, home ownership isn’t really all it’s cracked up to be.

“When considering buying and building wealth through equity appreciation versus renting and reinvesting in a portfolio of stocks and bonds, property appreciation does not change the results,” he said. “On average, renting and reinvesting wins in terms of wealth creation regardless of property appreciation, because property appreciation is highly correlated with gains in the traditional financial asset classes of stocks and bonds.”

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Source: Fox News

Trump crackdown on sanctuary cities permanently blocked by federal judge

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

A federal judge in California on Monday permanently blocked President Trump’s executive order to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities.

The judge disagreed, saying the order was written vaguely and could “reach all federal grants” – potentially leading to cutbacks of millions of dollars to Santa Clara and San Francisco.

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Source: The Guradian

Syria military operation 'wrapping up', Putin tells Assad in Russia talks

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Vladimir Putin has hosted Bashar al-Assad for talks during which the two presidents agreed the focus in the Syrian conflict is switching from military operations to the search for a political solution.

Putin and Assad last met on 20 October 2015 in Moscow, a few weeks after Russia launched a military operation in Syria that turned the tide of the conflict in Assad’s favour. This week’s meetings in Russia are likely to ben seen as an attempt to marginalise the UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva, and entrench Assad’s position in power.

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Source: Common Domain

Anaheim police excessive use-of-force rate outpaces many cities, ACLU report alleges

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Anaheim Police officers use excessive force at a rate that far outpaces law enforcement agencies in most similar-sized or larger cities, according to a report released Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.

In 2015, Anaheim ranked ninth among the 60 largest U.S. cities in the rate of officer-involved deaths during arrests, based on FBI data. Last year, Anaheim’s rate of police-involved deaths per million residents outpaced those of Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, New York and San Francisco.

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Source: Common Domain

Golf Weighs Big Shift to Reduced-Distance Golf Balls

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

The governing bodies of golf are exploring a change that could have a dramatic effect on the future of the sport: different balls for different levels of the game.

Until someone requires golfers to use something other than the best-performing balls they can find, manufacturers will have little reason to bring reduced-distance balls to market.

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Source: ABC News

New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

A woman says Al Franken pulled her in tightly and put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair, the second allegation of improper conduct against the Democrat and first involving his time as a senator.

Franken already faced a Senate ethics investigation over Tweeden's allegation, but the Menz allegation is potentially more damaging for Franken because it would be behavior that occurred while he was in office.

Source: Global News

The average Canadian could save $360 more a month without noticing: CIBC

Wednesday 05:11 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Nine-Figure Listing in Los Angeles Gets $10 Million Price Cut

Wednesday 10:54 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple Wipes Skype From China App Store

Wednesday 23:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Apartment Breaks Price Records

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stock market could tumble 15% if 10-year Treasury yield crosses this line

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: The Week

7 easy ways to save money during the holidays

Wednesday 02:27 GMT
Source: CBS News

CBS says it remains "far apart" on deal with Dish

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How Charitable Donors Can Minimize Taxes This Year

Wednesday 23:44 GMT
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Source: New York Times

Trump Declares ‘America First’ Policy a Success After Asia Trip

Thursday 12:44 GMT
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Source: Common Domain

Envoy says US to keep fighting greenhouse gas emissions

Saturday 07:02 GMT
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Source: Fox News

Rep. Mark Meadows: A special counsel must investigate the Russia dossier, explain why Obama's FBI was involved

Thursday 16:23 GMT
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Source: Washington Post

Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

Saturday 09:57 GMT
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Source: New York Times

California Today: U.C.L.A. Players Credit Trump With An Assist

Friday 13:41 GMT
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Source: DW

California shooting: Gunman's dead wife found under floorboards a day after rampage

Thursday 23:43 GMT
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Source: Common Domain

Senior Chinese envoy heads to North Korea amid chill in ties

Saturday 07:02 GMT

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