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Ethiopa: Dozens of top security officials arrested

13-Nov-2018

Dozens of Ethiopian intelligence officials, military personnel and business people have been arrested on allegations of corruption and human rights abuses, the African country's attorney general said Monday.

Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said arrest warrants were issued for 36 security officials for committing abuses, while 30 others from the military-run conglomerate Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC) were accused of corruption.

Source: Fox News

Vanessa Marcil alleges ex Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox have ‘completely cut’ his oldest son 'out of their lives'

13-Nov-2018

"12 years ago I was served legal papers and then spent 8 years+ defending myself and my son in custody court in response to his father & his stepmother trying to get full custody(that means I would have seen my son four days a month) and then asking me to pay them child support," she alleged, claiming that Green and his wife, Megan Fox, "lost that case & a civil case asking me for 200,000." "I never spoke publicly in order to protect my then young son from paparazzi that used to follow him & terrify him," Marcil continued.

Source: Fox News

Utility contacted woman about power line problems day before deadly wildfire, report says

13-Nov-2018

The Pacific Gas & Electric utility company told a Northern California woman that power lines were causing sparks on her property the day before the deadliest blaze in the Golden State's history destroyed the nearby town of Paradise, The Associated Press reported Monday.

California utility regulators are working with CalFire staff on their own, separate investigation into whether PG&E complied with state rules and regulations in areas that were torched in the fire.

Source: Fox News

Tori Spelling evacuates due to Woolsey Fire, thanks '90210' co-star Jennie Garth for letting her family stay at her home

13-Nov-2018

After Tori Spelling and her family were forced to evacuate due to the Woolsey Fire ravaging Southern California, the "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum was welcomed by her former co-star and pal Jennie Garth with open arms.

At least 54 fire crews, using 450 fire engines, are working tirelessly to put out the blaze — which is now 20 percent contained.

Source: Common Domain

The federal government just made one big change to its guidelines on physical activity

13-Nov-2018

That’s according to the new edition of the government’s “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans” for people aged three and older.

In what is perhaps the biggest change from the previous set of guidelines, health officials no longer suggest a minimum duration of physical activity for it to be beneficial. The Department of Health and Human Services released the new guidelines Monday, which updated the previous guidance the department had published back in 2008.

Source: Global News

‘We have lost a true superhero’: Celebrity tributes pour in for Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee

14-Nov-2018

Celebrities offer their thanks, remembrances and condolences in the death of Marvel legend Stan Lee, who died Monday at age 95.

A superhero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect.

Source: Common Domain

In the wake of #MeToo, relationships with co-workers have become even riskier

14-Nov-2018

In the #MeToo era, office relationships can present a big risk to employers, and nearly two-thirds of the HR executives polled said their departments had to handle the fallout from a failed or inappropriate workplace romance.

“In the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, one task that falls to HR now more than ever is making sure that workplace relationships are safe and do not impact the overall culture of the office,” Challenger said.

Source: Common Domain

Good news in the fight against America’s opioid epidemic

14-Nov-2018

At the start of 2017, an average of 2 out of every 1,000 children and adolescents received an outpatient opioid prescription in any given month, the study said.

Researchers cautioned that data for this analysis came from one single large commercial insurance provider, and opioid dispensing rates may differ in other populations and settings. Cough suppressants and individuals with a health-care claim associated with a cancer diagnosis were excluded.

Source: BBC

Could you have this memory disorder?

14-Nov-2018

A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Culture, Capital, and Travel, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

You might like: • An effortless way to improve your memory • The woman who can’t forget • How it feels to learn your memories are fiction. McKinnon researched amnesia, but the stories of people who lost their memories as a result of illness or brain injuries didn’t seem to fit her experience.

Source: CBS News

José Andrés offered Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a place to stay, after she said she couldn’t afford a D.C. apartment yet

13-Nov-2018

Victorious but a little short on cash, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admitted after Election Day that she couldn't afford a Washington apartment before her new job in Congress starts —and the internet went wild.

"Dear Congresswomen," tweeted Andrés in response to Ocasio-Cortez Friday, "You have a room, a shower, and a plate on my family table for as long as you may be in need of one." "Gracias por su invitación, Señor Andrés," she wrote, "I should be fine on lodging, though I could never turn down a seat at the family table!.

Source: Fox News

Reporter's Notebook: Florida recount nightmare grows as insults, protests and accusations pile on

13-Nov-2018

With razor-thin margins in multiple Florida races being recounted, dueling protests, lawsuits, and unfounded allegations captured the confusion, frustration and all-out anger brewing in Broward County on Monday.

DEM-LEANING PALM BEACH COUNTY SAYS IT LIKELY WON'T MAKE RECOUNT DEADLINE IN FLORIDA GOVERNOR, SENATE RACES. Officials here spent much of the day rushing to catch up to Miami-Dade County following a Sunday glitch – a machine wasn’t registering all the ballots when it was tested - that delayed the recount process by about three hours.

Source: The Guradian

Michelle Obama reveals dread of Trump and how news cycle 'turns her stomach'

13-Nov-2018

Michelle Obama has told of her dismay that so many American women chose “misogynist” Donald Trump as their president instead of the first female nominee of a major party, Hillary Clinton. In her new memoir, Becoming, which is published on Tuesday, the former first lady admits that some news stories now “turn her stomach” and, as her husband Barack Obama’s legacy is aggressively unravelled, sometimes wonders “where the bottom might be”.

Source: DW

Angela Merkel and the future of the EU

13-Nov-2018

Nevertheless, many in the EU see Chancellor Angela Merkel's partial withdrawal from politics as the self-declared loss of power for the most influential European leader.

Read more: Merkel ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer urges new era in German politics. Günther Oettinger, the German European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, has supported Merkel since she announced that she would resign as CDU leader.

Source: Global News

Heartwarming video of Eritrean refugee children enjoying first Canadian snowfall goes viral

13-Nov-2018

A woman who shared a video of two Eritrean children reacting gleefully to their first Canadian snowfall says the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the clip is reaffirming her faith in the country as a welcoming place for newcomers.

Davies said the children haven’t just confined their excitement to Canadian weather – they’re currently eager to enroll in a neighbourhood school and start going to class.

Source: The Guradian

‘I wanted everything’ – read an exclusive extract from Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming

13-Nov-2018

If you were a girl with a brain and a dawning sense that you wanted to grow into something more than a wife, Mary Tyler Moore was your goddess.

I wanted to live with the hat-tossing, independent-career-woman zest of Mary Tyler Moore, and at the same time I gravitated toward the stabilizing, self-sacrificing, seemingly bland normalcy of being a wife and mother. I wanted to have a work life and a home life, but with some promise that one would never fully squelch the other.

Source: Global News

Ice cream, fruit and 3D printer launched to International Space Station

Saturday 20:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Le’Veon Bell and the Diminishing Value of Running Backs in the NFL

Saturday 02:26 GMT
Source: Fox News

Selfie saves Texas man from serving up to 99 years in prison

Friday 18:13 GMT
Source: The Guradian

A letter to… Gramps

Saturday 07:00 GMT
Source: The Guradian

‘Philosophically speaking, we can never fully trust our memory’

Sunday 12:40 GMT
Source: Common Domain

ABC Entertainment President to Step Down

Saturday 02:26 GMT
Source: The Guradian

The weight is over: kilogram redefined at 'emotional' conference

Friday 18:13 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Kaleo increased the price of its rescue medication to exploit U.S. opioid crisis, new report finds

Tuesday 14:31 GMT
Source: DW

China's road from copycat to innovator

Tuesday 11:45 GMT
Source: Global News

Canada Post asks union for ‘cooling off’ period that would pause strike during holidays

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.K. Home Sellers Respond to Brexit Fears, Drop Asking Prices

Tuesday 20:55 GMT
Source: Fox News

de Blasio, citing 'socialistic impulse,' wants more government control of NYC property

Tuesday 17:15 GMT
Source: Fox News

Meghan Markle's IRS tax review may expose royal family's riches

Tuesday 20:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Taylor Swift leaves lifelong label to sign with Universal Music Group

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte