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Source: New York Times

Serving Extra Years in Prison, and the Courthouse Doors Are Closed

Tuesday 16:24 GMT

It told the justices that it no longer believed that some federal prisoners serving longer prison terms than the law allowed were entitled to challenge their sentences in court.

“A ‘walkaway’ escape is not a ‘violent felony,’” the court ruled in 2009, six years after Mr. McCarthan was sentenced to extra time based on just such an escape. The Supreme Court rejected that position in 2009, and the 11th Circuit naturally followed suit.

Source: New York Times

Moore, Trump and the Right’s New Religion

Friday 15:30 GMT

Every weekday, get thought-provoking commentary from Op-Ed columnists, The Times editorial board and contributing writers from around the world.

You can peg any number of moments in recent history when the objective seemed to change for the members of the religious right, where they swallowed all pride and principle to secure power and vent anger, but for me there is none more glaring than the embrace of Donald Trump.

Source: CBS News

Fake news Not if it has "Trust Indicators"

Friday 13:41 GMT

Since the explosion of fake news that some say swayed the 2016 presidential election, social media companies have increasingly cracked down on fabricated news and robo-accounts in an effort to rebuild trust among users.

Run by the Trust Project, a consortium of news organizations, the new system consists of so-called Trust Indicators, a set of tags giving audiences the signal that an organization abides by a certain set of standards.

Source: Fox News

Hawaii 'lost sailor' is making up parts of survival story, Taiwanese official says

Friday 15:30 GMT

Is not telling the truth about her interactions with a fishing boat from the country, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs says, pouring even more cold water over her tale of survival in the Pacific.

Appel, who said she intended to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti, also said the Taiwanese vessel was purposely ramming them, although she didn't explain why. "We are not certain why they made such ungrounded accusations," spokesman Andrew Lee told reporters during a press conference Tuesday, according to the Focus Taiwan News Channel.

Source: DW

2°C: 'We have a 5 percent chance of success'

Friday 13:41 GMT

Kevin Anderson: Our carbon budget is the total amount of carbon dioxide we can put in the atmosphere that brings about aa certain average temperature for the whole planet.

We're using all of our carbon dioxide like there is no tomorrow at the moment, and we're not going to make it to the end of the month, as if we were someone frittering our money away on too many expensive dinners, a big fancy car, that sort of thing.

Source: Fox News

Senators: Why is Air Force punishing colonel over his religious views on marriage?

Friday 17:20 GMT

A group of prominent U.S. senators is coming to the defense of a highly decorated Air Force colonel who could be booted out of the military over his religious views on same-sex marriage.

The senators are calling for the Air Force to reverse the EO’s decision and remove any unfavorable notes from the colonel’s service record.

Source: Common Domain

Stitch Fix IPO: 5 things to know about online clothing service

Saturday 02:27 GMT

Unlike traditional retailers and brands like Under Armour Inc. UAA, +2.82% and Gap Inc. GPS, +2.16% Stitch Fix has always been in the online styling business, and now it has filed to go public.

The SPDR S&P Retail ETF XRT, +1.83% is down 8% for the year so far while the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.82%  is up 14.8% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.80% is up 17.2% for the period.

Source: Fox News

Kevin Spacey allegations: Old Vic Theatre reveals 20 complaints against star have emerged

Friday 15:30 GMT

London's Old Vic Theatre said Thursday it has received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior by its former artistic director Kevin Spacey, and acknowledged that a "cult of personality" around the Hollywood star had made it difficult for the alleged victims to come forward.

The theater said Spacey's "star power" contributed to an atmosphere in which staff "did not feel confident that the Old Vic would take those allegations seriously, given who he was." "During his tenure, The Old Vic was in a unique position of having a Hollywood star at the helm around whom existed a cult of personality," the theater said in a statement.

Source: DW

Germany bans sale of child-snooping smartwatches

Saturday 18:11 GMT

Certain smartwatches for children can no longer be sold in Germany as some of these models are equipped with a "wiretapping" function, a regulator said on Friday. Germany's Federal Network Agency, or Bundesnetzagentur, announced the ban saying that these watches can be classed as "unauthorized transmitters." "According to our investigations, parents were using the watches, for example, to listen in on teachers during class," said Bundesnetzagentur President Jochen Homann.

Source: Common Domain

Is Jim Mora whistling through his final games, or are there reasons he should remain UCLA football coach?

Saturday 18:11 GMT

Yet the UCLA coach is standing on a gleaming practice field he pushed for, next to a stately training complex he helped inspire, and he’s smiling, laughing, reassuring.

It’s a weekday morning in the middle of Rivalry Week, he is being attacked from air and ground and internet, USC is a double-digit favorite over his football team, and recruits are disappearing faster than an eight-clap. Yet the UCLA coach is standing on a gleaming practice field he pushed for, next to a stately training complex he helped inspire, and he’s smiling, laughing, reassuring.

Source: Fox News

Las Vegas shooting victims file more lawsuits, press for answers

Friday 15:30 GMT

Including one victim who was so traumatized after the attack she said she's mistaken the sound of rain for Stephen Paddock’s deadly gunfire.

Organizers of the country concert Paddock fired on and the makers and sellers of a bump stock gun accessory that enabled Paddock to rapidly shoot are all named as defendants in the lawsuits filed in Las Vegas state court Wednesday on behalf of the 14 concertgoers.

Source: Global News

Scientists try gene editing inside a human for the first time — here’s what could happen

Friday 17:20 GMT

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to cure a disease.

Brian Madeux, 44, makes his way through the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in preparation for the first human gene editing therapy. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot.

Source: Washington Post

Counterfeit opioid pills are tricking users — sometimes with lethal results

Tuesday 01:34 GMT

Law enforcement officials and medical professionals say that counterfeit opioid pills like those found in Macon have been flooding the illicit drug market and have been sickening — and killing — those who are seeking out powerful prescription drugs amid a worsening national opioid crisis.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Mammenga said Harden ordered the pills on the dark web, and prosecutors believe the pills originated in China but were routed through California before arriving at a postal processing facility in Rapid City, S.D.. “They think these are prescription pills, they’re safe,” Mammenga said. “But they’re really pressed pills that are made in China, and we have no idea what’s in them.”

Source: The Guradian

Where it went wrong for the teams who missed out on the World Cup

Friday 15:30 GMT

Advocaat took over with Holland in fourth in the group and, despite winning the last three matches, we missed out on the play-offs.

Emir Spahic and Vedad Ibisevic are gone, while Edin Dzeko, Senad Lulic, Haris Medunjanin and Sejad Salihovic are on the wrong side of 30. With the expansion of the Euros to 24 teams, failure to qualify for the 2020 tournament would be considered a disaster for a national team that evokes much hope in a deeply divided nation.

Source: Global News

Trump’s high-tech plan for immigration screening likely ‘inaccurate and biased’: experts

Friday 17:20 GMT

That plan has its roots in President Donald Trump’s repeated pledge during the 2016 campaign to subject immigrants seeking admission to the United States to more intense ideological scrutiny — or, as he put it, “extreme vetting .” Over the summer, DHS published a “statement of objectives ” for a system that would use computer algorithms to scan social media and other material in order to automatically flag undesirable entrants — and to continuously scan the activities of those allowed into the U.S.. The goal, that document stated, was to let computers help determine whether an immigrant “intends to commit criminal or terrorist acts,” as well as their likelihood of becoming a “positively contributing member of society.”

Source: Washington Post

What is pumpkin pie without its crust A one-pan, stress-free dessert.

Sunday 20:01 GMT
Source: DW

Pioneer to pensioner: Calvin Klein turns 75

Sunday 20:02 GMT
Source: Fox News

Florida church warns at every door 'we are heavily armed'

Sunday 20:01 GMT
Source: CBS News

San Francisco's leaning tower of lawsuits

Tuesday 00:37 GMT
Source: CBS News

The 12-year-old prodigy whose "first language" is Mozart

Tuesday 00:37 GMT
Source: CBS News

Whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun

Sunday 17:17 GMT
Source: Fox News

Woman with body-length birthmark uses ‘sexy’ selfie to promote awareness

Sunday 17:17 GMT
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

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