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Source: CBS News

Houston doctor charged in murder-for-hire plot goes to trial

Sunday 04:14 GMT

Moataz Azzeh, a decorated former U.S. Army soldier who pretended to take on a hit job for two Houston area doctors in a murder-for-hire plot speaks out about the shocking case to 48 Hours.

Houston Police say that's when Leon Jacob sought the help of someone he thought was a hit man to eliminate the problems.

1 Article
Source: Common Domain

Penguin filmed caring for snowball

Monday 13:36 GMT

In what might be a filming-first, emperor penguins were captured caring for a snowball "egg". While filming the latest BBC Natural History documentary, Dynasties, the crew were surprised to come across an emperor penguin who seemed to be prematurely incubating an egg, but the truth was something far more unusual.

Temperatures were so cold though that the ball did not seem to be melting, even against the mother's warmth, so by the time we moved on (perhaps an hour later), we left the pair to continue their parental practicing!”. Adopting a snowball might seem a curious thing to do, unless you know a little about penguin chemistry.

1 Article
Source: Fox News

Chipotle rethinking firing manager who refused to serve black customers over ‘dine and dash’ fears

Sunday 20:54 GMT

Earlier this year, a fired Chipotle manager who was accused of stealing $626 ended up winning nearly $8 million from the company in a wrongful termination suit.

In a series of video clips seen more than 3 million times on Twitter, a Chipotle customer in St. Paul, Minn., identifed as 21-year-old Masud Ali, and several friends are told by a manager: "You gotta pay, because you’ve never had money when you come in here.” An employee adds, "We're not gonna make food unless you guys actually have money."

18 Articles
Source: BBC

Rick Scott wins fraught Florida recount

Monday 23:40 GMT

The tight and well-publicised race evoked memories of Florida's infamous 2000 presidential recount, which ended only after intervention from the US Supreme Court.

Mr Scott's election will be a stark change for Florida where Mr Nelson, 72, has been a fixture in politics since he was first elected to the state legislature in 1972 and then to the US Senate in 2000. They have 52 seats to the Democrats' 47 seats with only a Mississippi run-off still to go.

7 Articles
Source: CBS News

Transcript: California Gov. Jerry Brown on "Face the Nation," Nov. 18, 2018

Monday 12:39 GMT

The following is a transcript of the interview with California Gov. Jerry Brown airing Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, on "Face the Nation."

All of that is combining to create the tragic situation that we saw today in both Northern California and here in Southern California. MARGARET BRENNAN: As you- as you, say the president did acknowledge that he said climate change might be a factor, "a little bit" but he primarily blamed forest management as the cause here.

6 Articles
Source: The Guradian

Yes, it's infuriating when women back Trump. But why do men get a free pass?

Sunday 09:53 GMT

US writer and legal commentator Elie Mystal was retweeted 9,500 times when he pointed out that 59% of white women in Texas voted for Ted Cruz, a man who still supports Trump even though Trump once retweeted a comment denigrating Cruz’s wife for her looks.

It’s striking how no one talks about trying to win over white Republican men, even though far more men vote Republican – 60% versus 49% of women.

1 Article
Source: Fox News

ThirdLove CEO slams Victoria's Secret executive for 'shocking' remarks: 'We're done pretending certain sizes don't exist'

Monday 20:56 GMT

Heidi Zak, CEO of bra and lingerie retailer ThirdLove, published an open letter in Sunday’s edition of The New York Times, outlining her issues with recent remarks made by Victoria’s Secret executive Ed Razek in a Vogue interview.

SI MODEL ROBYN LAWLEY CALLS FOR BOYCOTT OF VICTORIA'S SECRET: ' I WANT TO SEE CELLULITE'. Zak also cited a passage in which Razek – actually the chief marketing officer for L Brands, which owns Victoria’s Secret – indicated that he would also decline to feature transsexuals in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show “[b]ecause the show is a fantasy.” Following the interview, however, Razek apologized for the “insensitive” comment, saying he admires transsexual models.

1 Article
Source: Fox News

Cuomo rips New York Times, CNN, others, over Amazon’s $2.8B incentive package

Tuesday 09:56 GMT

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday ripped critics across the political spectrum as “totally hypocritical”– including the New York Times, New York Post and CNN — for slamming the $2.8 billion incentive package the city and state offered Amazon to open a new headquarters in Long Island City. “This transaction is a lightning rod for the political rhetoric on both extremes,” Cuomo said in an op-ed.

Without evidence — that the media outlets might be piling on criticism because Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post as well as Amazon “and is a competitor to many interests currently involved in the discussion.”

1 Article
Source: Common Domain

Bitcoin battered further, nearing important support at $5,000

Monday 15:26 GMT

With bitcoin now down more than 60% year-to-date and more than 70% since its all-time high, Stephen Innes, head of Asia Pacific trading at Oanda believes further regulatory hurdles will push bitcoin below the next psychological level at $5,000, with further declines likely.

This is from a longstanding and unwavering view that regulators and the banking system will continue to push back against the rise of virtual markets, and will undoubtedly burst crypto’s balloon as the $5,000 cliff edge is approaching fast.”

1 Article
Source: Common Domain

China Plows Ahead With Modern Farming as American Tariffs Drive Up Crop Costs

Monday 15:26 GMT

China has imposed tariffs on American soybeans, wheat and other crops in retaliation for U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods, making those imported crops more expensive and highlighting the country’s dependence on foreign growers.

In August, a month after both countries’ tariffs took effect, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said it would build 254 “strong agricultural industrial towns” as models for the country.

1 Article
Source: BBC

Sky Sports: EFL agrees new five-year television deal worth £595m with broadcaster

Tuesday 12:42 GMT

By comparison, the Premier League's three-year television deal with Sky and BT Sport is worth £4.55bn, but the amount Amazon paid for one package of games has not been disclosed.

Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani, who owns broadcaster ElevenSports, has previously criticised the current deal, saying clubs are not getting enough money for games which are shown on live television. BBC Sport understands that the nine-member EFL Board unanimously agreed to the deal, including representatives of three Championship clubs, Reading, Brentford and Bristol City.

1 Article
Source: Fox News

WWE star the Big Show takes on Andre the Giant's legacy

Monday 20:56 GMT

WWE superstar The Big Show, whose real name is Paul Donald Wight II, sat down with Fox News to talk about his 20-plus year career in professional wrestling, the 35th anniversary of WrestleMania and challenging Andre the Giant's legacy.

Even though I've been the same character for 20-plus years, my attitude in the business has always evolved to the needs of whatever I needed to do for the show.

1 Article
Source: Common Domain

Apple’s Tools Sneak Into Business

Tuesday 03:20 GMT

The companies have increased their workforce from 100 to nearly 500 employees total over the past year, partly due to their merger in February, and in order to accommodate that growth, a three-person IT team has turned to products from Apple Inc.. GOAT and Flight Club, which received an influx of $60 million in venture capital funding also in February, are relying on Apple services such as the Device Enrollment Program and ARKit to cope with a surge of employees and customers.

1 Article
Source: Fox News

Easter Island controversy: Islanders want British Museum to return ‘stolen friend’ statue

Tuesday 03:20 GMT

In 1868, a giant Easter Island statue was dug up by the crew of a Royal Navy frigate and transported to England, where it was presented to Queen Victoria as a gift.

EASTER ISLAND MYSTERY SOLVED: HOW HUGE STONE 'HATS' WERE PLACED ON FAMOUS ANCIENT STATUES. Rapa Nui sculptor Benedicto Tuki has offered to make an exact replica of the statue to take the moai’s place in the British Museum. In August, Rapa Nui mayor Pedro Edmunds sent a letter to the British Museum requesting the return of Hoa Hakananai'a, according to the BBC.

1 Article
Source: CBS News

Officials warn about honey-filled pacifiers after cases of botulism

Tuesday 03:20 GMT

The Texas Department of State Health Services is warning parents and other adults not to give babies pacifiers containing honey, after four infants in Texas were treated for botulism.

Botulism is rare, with just 205 cases reported cross the U.S. in 2016, according to the CDC; 150 of those cases were in infants under 10 months old.

Source: The Guradian

Ivanka Trump: senior Democrat calls for investigation into personal email use

Tuesday 21:51 GMT
Source: Fox News

GOP Rep. Kinzinger: I 'Wish' Trump Didn't Say Crown Prince May Not Have Known About Khashoggi Murder

Tuesday 21:51 GMT
Source: BBC

Ivanka used personal email for WH business

Tuesday 21:50 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Ray Dalio says its just like the 1930s for investors right now’

Tuesday 21:51 GMT
Source: CBS News

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups and 2 flip-flops in its stomach

Tuesday 21:51 GMT
Source: Global News

Tekashi 6ix9ine arrested on racketeering, firearm charges

Tuesday 21:51 GMT
Source: CTV

Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work: report

Tuesday 21:51 GMT
Source: ABC News

Kansas governor demands county commissioner resign over 'master race' remark

Tuesday 01:29 GMT
Source: Fox News

'Master race' comment by Kansas county commissioner draws calls for his resignation

Monday 08:04 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: Fox News

GOP's Mia Love takes lead in Utah House race as count continues

Sunday 05:09 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

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