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Source: Global News

TV announcer calls out LeBron James as Knicks down Lakers 124-123

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

Mario Hezonja blocked James’ shot with 2.3 seconds to play, allowing New York to complete a late rally and beat the Los Angeles Lakers 124-123 on Sunday.

The Lakers led by 11 with under three and a half minutes remaining before the Knicks charged back, largely because of their defence against James. DeAndre Jordan also blocked one of his shots in the final minute, and James missed a jumper with the Lakers clinging to a one-point lead.

Source: Fox News

SF Giants CEO won't face charges for altercation with wife caught on video, authorities say

Thursday 03:19 GMT

San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer will not face charges following a physical altercation between himself and his wife earlier this month that was caught on video, authorities said Tuesday.

Even though Baer will not face criminal charges, it is possible he may face disciplinary action from Major League Baseball, which has previously penalized players who were accused of crimes but never charged, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Source: BBC

EU wins some Brexit breathing space

Saturday 05:09 GMT

By that, I mean they had managed to kick the Brexit crunch-time can another couple of weeks down the road - something Theresa May has become famous for throughout the Brexit process.

The EU plan was a clever one, essentially putting all Brexit options back on the table - deal, no deal, no Brexit or a longer extension which would allow the UK to take a different path if it so chooses - whether a general election, a second referendum or opting for a softer Brexit.

Source: BBC

Dover warns of Brexit disruption risk

Friday 12:40 GMT

The boss of the UK's busiest port has warned people travelling to the European mainland in the run-up to Brexit to be prepared for disruption.

The government said last year that Dover and other Channel ports could face disruption for up to six months in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Bookings for the rest of this month have not been affected by the unfolding Brexit crisis and port officials are expecting to deal with the same number of passengers and lorries.

Source: The Guradian

‘People think it’s not safe’: nature tourism takes hit over Trump wall policy

Saturday 05:09 GMT

Hackland and others in the industry believe that the new sections of border wall going in just up the valley in the Lower Rio Grande Valley national wildlife refuge – and the national debate over Donald Trump’s push for a “big, beautiful wall” along the entire 1,954-mile border, much of which is in Texas – have a lot to do with the downturn.

While Bentsen-Rio Grande state park, which lies near the refuge tract where the new section of fence is under way, received a reprieve, environmental groups worry that an emergency declaration that Trump issued earlier this year to secure further wall funding could allow him to override those protections.

Source: DW

Opinion: Empathy is what makes us human

Thursday 03:19 GMT

He holds PhDs in comparative religion and linguistics and is a guest columnist for several publications including Deutsche Welle, The New York Times, Swiss daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung and business magazine Wirtschaftswoche.

Empathy, which is what makes us human, should not just be felt for followers of the same religion, but for all people, everywhere. And, similarly, Muslims should be outraged when Christians are persecuted in Muslim-majority countries.

Source: The Guradian

How a love child found her sister – and forged a secret friendship

Thursday 03:19 GMT

How do you explain to your fragile, octogenarian mom that her ex-husband’s mistress actually did have his child, and now that child is one of your closest friends?

That particular evening, we were headed to my work-related happy hour, where we sipped cocktails and introduced each other to random strangers: “Hi, my name is Laura and this is my sister, Laurie.” This has become one of our favorite party tricks because people almost always respond to these introductions with some version of “Seriously?

Source: Common Domain

Tilray stock rises after the company shows it can sell recreational pot

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

Tilray Inc. finally showed investors that it is capable of selling recreational pot in Canada, but emphasized its pivot to markets in the U.S. and Europe that it will need to justify its swollen market value.

Tilray did end up selling several million dollars worth of recreational cannabis, but Chief Executive Brendan Kennedy called the U.S. and European markets “orders of magnitude larger” than Canada, and has decided to focus his company’s ambitions abroad. “So while Canada will continue to be an important market for us, we expect to focus the majority of future investments on the U.S. and Europe,” Kennedy said in the company’s conference call late Monday.

Source: Common Domain

Two U.S. cities just cracked the top 10 most expensive places to live on earth

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

Indeed, while last year no U.S. city was in the top 10 costliest places in the world, this year, New York (No. 7) and Los Angeles (No. 10) cracked the list.

On Monday, the Economist Intelligence Unit released its 2019 worldwide cost of living survey, and one big trend stands out: All but two U.S. cities climbed in the ranking. Indeed, while last year no U.S. city was in the top 10 costliest places in the world, this year, New York (No. 7) and Los Angeles (No. 10) cracked the list.

Source: Global News

Donald Trump complains he didn’t get a ‘thank you’ for John McCain’s funeral

Thursday 23:39 GMT

Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain Wednesday, even claiming credit for the senator’s moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked.

Donald Trump slams ‘last in his class’ John McCain over Russia investigation dossier. Trump then launched a lengthy rant in which he claimed without citing evidence that McCain had pushed for a war and failed America’s veterans.

Source: Global News

Trudeau says national budget deficit remains sustainable, defends Liberal budget

Thursday 23:39 GMT

The Liberals will happily run on their economic record in the upcoming federal election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday, despite the billions of dollars they’ve added to the national debt.

At an afternoon stop outside a housing development in Ottawa’s eastern suburbs, touting the measures in the new federal budget to make homes more affordable, Trudeau gave what sounded much like a stump speech, talking about “historic investments” in Canadians – getting there after dismissing Conservatives’ complaints that the Liberals should have to answer more for the SNC-Lavalin affair. Conservatives lay groundwork for marathon filibuster after Liberals shut down SNC-Lavalin probe. “What eats away at the Conservatives the most is that our approach is working,” he said.

Source: Fox News

Sarah Lawrence professor says college abandoned him to fight alone after protesters targeted him

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

A politics professor whose op-ed in The New York Times in October helped spark protests among liberal students at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., now claims the college and faculty have left him to fight the backlash alone.

Students claimed they were offended by the supposed “anti-Blackness, anti-LGBTQ+, and anti-woman bigotry” of Abrams, professor of politics at Sarah Lawrence College, and visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and staged a large sit-in. They also presented demands, such as a “tenure review.”

Source: Global News

Crime tourism a growing problem in Canada, says FBI agent

Thursday 23:39 GMT

An FBI agent who fights South American crime gangs says he expects the problem of Chilean burglars in Canada will worsen in the coming years.

Special Agent Ivan Romo is part of a task force battling the growing problem of crime tourism — thieves travelling on tourist visas who aren’t interested in seeing the sights but are instead intent on breaking into homes. An FBI agent who fights South American crime gangs says he expects the problem of Chilean burglars in Canada will worsen in the coming years.

Source: Fox News

AOC stars in GOP congressional ad: 'Bless her heart, she has some terrible ideas'

Thursday 23:39 GMT

"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: she has the media, she has the followers, but bless her heart, she has some terrible ideas," Nix says. "Guaranteeing government jobs for some, while killing small-town jobs for others.

Less than three months after taking office, New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose favorability numbers have plummeted in some recent polls,  is already front and center in a GOP congressional candidate's upcoming campaign advertisement.

Source: BBC

Rescuers race to reach cyclone survivors

Thursday 23:39 GMT

Aid agencies are scrambling to reach survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique as the full scale of the disaster becomes clear.

"The first thing you see when you arrive is destruction and a lot of water," said Get Verdonck, an emergency co-ordinator with the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). "People are using well water with no chlorination, and that water is unlikely to be clean... pneumonia and other respiratory diseases are going to be a problem," he told Reuters from Beira.

Source: Global News

Waiting game continues as attorney general prepares summary of Mueller report

Today 11:45 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Mueller did not find Trump campaign conspired with Russia, attorney general says

Today 09:54 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Russia on Mueller report: 'It has proved what we already knew'

Today 11:45 GMT
Source: Fox News

Read the Mueller report findings: Barr’s letter to Congress

Today 09:54 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump team turns tables after Mueller report, calls for investigation into probe's origin

Today 09:54 GMT
Source: Global News

Amid Brexit crisis, reports of U.K. cabinet plotting to topple Theresa May

Today 09:54 GMT
Source: Fox News

Pelosi, Schumer, other top Dems question impartiality of Barr letter about Mueller report

Today 09:54 GMT
Source: Fox News

Want to help our military veterans Here’s how

Monday 14:29 GMT
Source: Common Domain

UBS Reports Progress in Sustainable Investing and Philanthropy

Friday 02:25 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Cory Booker's joke is his election secret

Wednesday 17:17 GMT
Source: BBC

Grime music being 'stifled', MPs say

Wednesday 02:25 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.K. Property Prices Rising at Slowest Rate in Almost Six Years

Thursday 23:39 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Pay taxes with a credit card Here’s 3 ways it can pay off

Monday 18:11 GMT
Source: Fox News

Body modification enthusiast has part of ear removed in controversial procedure

Thursday 08:05 GMT

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