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Source: CBS News

Kate Steinle trial: Jurors to weigh in on pier shooting that left woman dead

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Jurors will consider those arguments Tuesday as the trial against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate wraps up, more than two years after the killing of Kate Steinle by a man who had been deported five times and wanted for a sixth deportation, sparking a national debate over immigration.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Lawyers painted the Mexican man on trial for killing a woman along a San Francisco pier as either a sick individual who brought a gun to the tourist spot in order to harm someone, or as a hapless homeless person who picked up an object he didn't know was a firearm until it went off accidentally.

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Source: Global News

Radioactive readings in Russia were 986 times the norm

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Nuclear accident in Russia or Kazakhstan left radioactive pollution over Europe, no health impacts expected. The highest concentration was registered at the station in Argayash, a village in the Chelyabinsk region in the southern Urals, which had “extremely high pollution” of Ru-106, exceeding natural background pollution by 986 times, the service said. The isotope was then detected in Tatarstan and then in southern Russia, eventually reaching “all European countries starting in Italy and toward the north of Europe” from September 29, Rosgidromet said.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump administration plans to end protected status for about 60,000 Haitian immigrants

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

The Trump administration says it will end the temporary status that shelters nearly 60,000 Haitians from deportation, saying the island nation has sufficiently recovered from devastating disasters to take its citizens back.

For months, administration officials have signaled their intention to end special designations that have allowed immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally from Haiti and other troubled nations to stay on and work in the U.S. The existing protections were intended to provide temporary respites for citizens of hard-hit countries, not permanent legal status in the U.S., officials note.

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Source: Common Domain

Mandalay Bay and concert promoter sued by hundreds of Las Vegas massacre survivors

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Lawyers representing more than 450 victims of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas massacre filed multiple lawsuits Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, arguing that hotel and concert officials did not do enough to prevent a shooting that left 58 people dead.

The five new suits announced Monday focus on the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where gunman Stephen Paddock brought in weapons and opened fire at a crowd of concertgoers across the street, as well as its owner, MGM Resorts International.

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Source: Common Domain

San Pedro man accused of making death threats in racist voicemail to U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

A San Pedro man threatened to kill U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters in a voicemail filled with racist and anti-gay slurs after he became angered over her criticisms of President Trump, according to court documents.

An FBI agent interviewed Lloyd in San Pedro, where he lives with his grandmother, and he admitted to leaving the voicemail but swore he had no intent to actually harm Waters, according to the affidavit.

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Source: BBC

Dear Paris Hilton, here's a brief history of the selfie

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

"11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!" wrote Paris Hilton on Twitter on Sunday, posting two pictures of the pair from 2006.

In a year where selfies with the Pope went viral and Barack Obama was criticised for taking a selfie with David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the Oxford English dictionary finally named "selfie" its word of the year.

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Source: Global News

U.S. Afghan forces strike opium factories

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

U.S. and Afghan forces have launched joint attacks on Taliban opium factories to try to curb the insurgent group’s economic lifeline, officials from both countries said on Monday.

Nearly half of Afghan opium is processed or refined into morphine or heroin before it is trafficked out of the country, according to U.S. and Afghan officials. “We’re determined to tackle criminal economy and narcotics trafficking with full force,” said Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Twitter.

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Source: New York Times

White House Asks Supreme Court to Allow Full Travel Ban

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

The White House asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted.

The administration's appeal to the top U.S. court argued that the latest travel ban differed from the previous orders "both in process and in substance" and that the differences showed it "is based on national-security and foreign-affairs objectives, not religious animus." It also argued that even if the 9th Circuit ruled to uphold the partial ban, the Supreme Court was likely to overturn that decision as it had "the last time courts barred the President from enforcing entry restrictions on certain foreign nationals in the interest of national security."

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Source: NBC News

Alabama inmate appeared to be breathing for first 20 minutes of his execution

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

The U.S. Supreme Court delayed the execution for more than two hours to consider McNabb's request for a stay, but ruled that the execution could go forward.

They point to an execution last December during which an Alabama inmate coughed and heaved for the first 13 minutes of the procedure. The inmates in the lawsuit have argued that the sedative midazolam does not reliably render a person unconscious before subsequent drugs stop their lungs and heart.

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Source: NBC News

Arkansas death row inmate wants brain examined if he's executed

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

An Arkansas death row inmate scheduled to be executed next week wants his head to be removed after his death and his brain to be examined by a doctor, his attorneys said.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he had reviewed "all documents, transcripts, and comments from interested mental health professionals," but he said Greene’s testimony at his parole board made it clear to him that the death row inmate understood his punishment and his decision to kill Burnett. "Numerous courts have reviewed the case and I am satisfied that the Supreme Court's standards have been met and that he is competent to be executed," Hutchinson said in a statement.

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Source: Global News

U.S. ending temporary permits for nearly 60,000 Haitians, putting Canada on alert

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

A decision by the Trump administration to end a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States has the Canadian government on alert for a potential new surge of asylum seekers at the border.

Haitian asylum seekers flee to Canada after Trump proposes end to protected status. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said earlier in the day that his officials have been in close contact with their U.S. counterparts and were hoping for some advance warning of whether temporary protected status would be removed.

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Source: New York Times

Lead Paint Failure May Bring Federal Monitor for Public Housing

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday that he expected a federal monitor could be appointed to supervise the city’s vast Housing Authority, as he acknowledged that the city had failed for years to do required lead-paint inspections in thousands of public-housing apartments.

Federal rules require annual inspections of all public housing apartments where lead paint may be present, in about 55,000 public housing units in New York, and city law requires inspections of about 4,200 apartments where a child under the age of 6 resides.

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Source: New York Times

Failing Subway Threatens New York’s Financial Future, M.T.A. Chief Says

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

The leader of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority acknowledged on Monday that the failing health of New York City’s subway system imperils not only the city’s financial future, but the well-being of the surrounding region.

Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the transportation authority, said in an interview on Monday, a day after an investigation by The New York Times outlined how years of neglect and poor decisions plunged the system into crisis, that his challenge was not only to tackle the long list of problems, but to instill wholesale change in how the agency manages the subway.

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Source: Washington Post

A Border Patrol agent is dead in Texas, but the circumstances remain murky

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Along the shoulder of Interstate 10, where drug runners sometimes hide in drainage culverts, U.S. Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez came to a stop late Saturday and got out of his vehicle.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction for what he called the “murder” of a Border Patrol agent. “So there is a possibility they were together when this happened, but we’re getting a lot of different information from different agents.”

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Source: Washington Post

Uber signs deal to buy 24,000 autonomous vehicles from Volvo

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Uber swung one of the largest deals for autonomous vehicles Monday, ordering 24,000 vehicles from Volvo — a move that is expected to advance the case for self-driving cars on American streets.

“We have millions of drivers that operate on our platform every day around the world,” he said, pointing out that the 24,000 Volvos would be “a fraction” of the Uber vehicles on the road. Despite the push toward vehicles without drivers, Miller said Uber drivers should not worry about being phased out of the company’s long-term plans.

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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