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Source: CBS News

Al Franken denies new accusation he tried to force a kiss

Thursday 07:01 GMT

A new accuser against Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, has stepped forward with allegations that the lawmaker attempted to forcibly kiss her, according to a report by Politico.

Politico reports that the former Democratic congressional aide, whose name is being withheld, said Franken had pursued her at the studio as she was leaving the room. The alleged incident occurred after a taping of Franken's radio show in 2006, before he was elected into the Senate.

Source: Global News

Basil Borutski trial: No parole for 70 years for man who killed 3 women in Ottawa Valley

Thursday 09:57 GMT

– A 60-year-old man convicted of killing three women during an hour-long rampage in the Ottawa Valley two years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 70 years.

Basil Borutski, who killed 3 women in the Ottawa Valley, to be sentenced Wednesday. The Crown had asked for the severe penalty at a sentencing hearing on Tuesday as families of Borutski’s victims appealed to the judge to imprison him for life.

Source: Global News

Government hiring outside contractor to create Canada’s new citizenship test

Thursday 09:57 GMT

The federal government is turning to the private sector to help draft the latest version of the Canadian citizenship test.

A request for proposal went out on Tuesday morning, with Citizenship and Immigration Canada explaining that it needs help to “develop a pool of (400) multiple choice official questions, a test blueprint, and 15 versions of the Canadian citizenship knowledge test.” The federal government is turning to the private sector to help draft the latest version of the Canadian citizenship test.

Source: Common Domain

Six women sue Harvey Weinstein, and his ex-assistant makes new accusations

Thursday 09:57 GMT

Six women are suing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and the studio he co-founded, seeking to turn their case into a class-action suit representing what they say are hundreds of women whom he has sexually assaulted in his decades in Hollywood.

The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York against him and the Weinstein Co. outlines what the six plaintiffs allege was a massive scheme that facilitated predatory behavior by Weinstein and, they say, enabled him to rape and sexually assault women.

Source: Common Domain

Ventura County wildfire destroys more homes, reaches Pacific Ocean

Thursday 09:57 GMT

The fire that has ravaged Ventura County continued to burn out of control Wednesday, reaching the Pacific Ocean unchecked as officials warned many more homes have been lost.

Ventura County officials have asked the state for eight fixed-wing firefighting aircraft to help douse the flames, said Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. The state sent resources to help with firefighting efforts as authorities opened new shelters throughout the county.

Source: CBS News

Florida man charged with attempted murder after failed marriage proposal

Thursday 09:57 GMT

Deputies say a Florida man attempted to shoot and kill his ex-girlfriend and her friend the day after she rejected his marriage proposal.

Kovie was charged with first degree attempted murder first degree, aggravated stalking, shooting into an occupied dwelling and felon in possession of a firearm. Kovie and a 16-year-old suspect were later arrested when Kovie's car was found at the scene of an unrelated drug overdose.

Source: New York Times

Giancarlo Stanton Will Join Yankees, Reports Say

Sunday 08:06 GMT

The Yankees are in the process of acquiring outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, one of baseball’s best sluggers, according to several news outlets all citing anonymous sources.

The deal, if completed, would pair Stanton, who hit 59 home runs last season, with Aaron Judge, who hit 52, and would leave the Yankees with the most imposing sluggers in baseball in the same outfield. Stanton, the National League’s most valuable player last season, has a no-trade clause in his contract with the Miami Marlins, but it is believed that the Yankees are among the teams he is willing to go to.

Source: Global News

Video shows Daniel Shaver begging for his life before fatal Arizona police shooting

Sunday 08:06 GMT

Arizona officials have released graphic video that show the final moments of Daniel Shaver’s life where the unarmed man is seen on his knees sobbing and begging for his life before being killed by police in January 2016.

The video was released Thursday after 27-year-old Philip Brailsford, a former officer with the Mesa Police Department, was acquitted of a murder charge in the fatal shooting of Shaver, a 26-year-old father of two from Grandbury, Tex.

Source: Common Domain

Finding the L.A. real estate gold rush — in Compton, Watts and South L.A.

Sunday 08:06 GMT

“There is cheap housing in L.A. … The American dream is still affordable in Watts, Compton and all the forgotten ghettos.”

Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist at the online real estate site Trulia, took a quick look at the numbers and said home values in Watts and Compton are at post-recession highs, indicating “increased demand to live or invest” in these areas. Ruiz said one of his clients is an Asian U.C. Irvine professor who bought a three-unit property near USC with plans to live in one unit and rent out the other two.

Source: DW

German prosecutors drop probe into suspected Turkish imam spies

Thursday 07:01 GMT

The German government has warned of Ankara seeking to influence some 3 million people of Turkish origin in Germany through propaganda, media and other institutions, such as DITIB and the pro-Erdogan Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD).

An investigation against clerics suspected of spying on opponents of the Turkish government has been closed, the German Federal Prosecutors Office in Karlsruhe said Wednesday.

Source: Fox News

Man blamed 'random black guy' after he set girlfriend's house on fire, cops say

Thursday 07:01 GMT

Jose Bernando Rosa Madrigal, 19, of Auburndale, was arrested Saturday after he allegedly set the fire while his girlfriend and her family were still inside the home.

He said the third time he went by, he noticed a fire burning in the front yard and saw a “random black guy” light it and flee the scene. Court documents showed Madrigal searched “can you start charcoal with gasoline house on fire” on his cell phone before the house went up in flames.

Source: BBC

Kremlin calls for calm over Olympics ban

Thursday 07:01 GMT

The IOC announcement on Tuesday followed a second investigation - the Schmid report - which found evidence of "the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system", despite repeated Russian denials.

Although the Russian team has been banned from competing in South Korea, Russian athletes who can prove they are clean will be permitted to participate under the Olympic flag. In a defiant post on social media, the spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry said Russia would survive this - like it survived world war, the collapse of the Soviet Union and Western sanctions.

Source: Fox News

Aide accuses Franken of forcibly trying to kiss her, says it was his 'right'

Thursday 07:01 GMT

Another woman is accusing Sen. Al Franken of forcibly trying to kiss her – this time after a taping of his radio show in 2006.

Last week, 41-year-old Army veteran Stephanie Kemplin, of Maineville, Ohio, told CNN Franken groped her in Kuwait during a 2003 USO tour, before Franken was a senator.

Source: DW

Steinhoff sinks as home retailer's CEO quits amid scandal

Thursday 07:01 GMT

Steinhoff shares have crashed after the firm revealed accounting irregularities and its CEO quit, shocking investors who had backed its rapid expansion from a South African furniture chain into a global retail empire.

The Sandton, Johannesburg-based global home retailer also said that chief executive (CEO) Markus Jooste, had resigned with immediate effect and consultants PwC would undertake an "independent investigation."

Source: Common Domain

Saulnier scores late, Canada beats USA in women's hockey

Thursday 07:01 GMT

Jillian Saulnier scored the game's first goal with 3:10 left in the third period on a backhand shot past American goalie Alex Rigsby.

Canada was 0 for 3 on the power play and the Americans went 0 for 5 in front of a crowd estimated at more than 11,000 at Bell MTS Place.

Source: Common Domain

Alabama Senate race churns into final hours, still too close to predict

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: ABC News

What Doug Jones' election could mean for the U.S. Senate

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: The Guradian

The defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama is a rare moment to lift the spirits

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: CBS News

How Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump attack on Gillibrand criticized as sexually suggestive and demeaning

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: DW

'Burning a flag is like burning one's own integrity,' says Israeli ambassador to Germany

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: Global News

Donald Trump says sexual misconduct accusations ‘fabricated stories of women who I don’t know’

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: NBC News

Where are the lower prices that Amazon promised at Whole Foods?

Thursday 20:02 GMT
Source: NBC News

Meet the harpist using traditional Indian music and American jazz to 'bridge worlds'

Saturday 13:36 GMT
Source: NBC News

Lauren Conrad on the 5 gifts she's giving this year

Saturday 17:17 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Visa Spent a Year Developing a ‘Signature Sound’

Friday 09:57 GMT
Source: The Week

What makes the human mind so special?

Sunday 10:49 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Deals Help Barnes & Noble Education Make the Grade

Wednesday 19:09 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump Jr. won't discuss talks with dad about Russia meeting, lawmaker says

Friday 00:37 GMT

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