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Source: CBS News

Patreon angers artists, content creators with new fee

Tuesday 14:33 GMT

To be sure, Patreon acknowledged some supporters might flee, but it said it believes the new fee "will help creators earn more money in the long term."

Even so, many artists rely on small pledges of $1 or so per month, which is partly why Patreon's new fee is causing an uproar in the artist community. The service is planning to add a new service fee or 2.9 percent of each pledge plus 35 cents, which will be paid by the patrons.

Source: DW

Saudi Arabia to reopen cinemas after 35-year ban

Tuesday 04:16 GMT

The young prince has called on Saudi Arabia to return to "moderate Islam" and he is widely seen to have pushed for the lifting of a ban on women driving earlier this year.

The government had earlier lifted a 35-year-old ban on cinemas that was passed during a particularly conservative era in Saudi history. "This marks a watershed moment in the development of the cultural economy in the kingdom," Information Minister Awwad Alawwad said.

Source: NBC News

Learn to make a perfect pizza Margherita from Chris Bianco

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

Legendary pizza maker Chris Bianco is stopping by TODAY to share pizza making tips and recipes from his new cookbook "Bianco: Pizza, Pasta, and Other Food I Like."

Toppings: A Margherita made with high quality ingredients is perfect as is, but it's also a perfect canvas for other ingredients. Just remember that when you add or remove something from a pizza, you need to accommodate for that gain or loss, be it a matter of texture, moisture, flavor or anything else.

Source: DW

Maritime hotline hints at warming Tokyo-Beijing ties

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

A deal to set up a long-sought hotline between China and Japan was welcomed as a step forward, but as China prepares to mark 80 years since the Nanjing Massacre, analysts warn that tensions will not disappear overnight.

"An agreement on a maritime hotline is desirable for both sides, but I do not believe that we can say that things are generally rosy in the relationship with China," said Yoichi Shimada, a professor of international relations at Fukui Prefectural University. "But China is retaining the upper hand in every aspect of the 'One Belt, One Road' scheme and I believe that bureaucrats at Japan's Foreign Ministry are far too appeasement-oriented," he said.

Source: Common Domain

Triplex Penthouse Overlooking Central Park, With a Full Outdoor Kitchen

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

This triplex penthouse with dramatic city views occupies the top three floors of a new 19-story building on the Upper East Side, steps from Central Park.

It leads to a private 800-square-foot south-facing rooftop terrace with an outdoor kitchen, barbecue, two refrigerators, prep sink, and an outdoor wood-burning fireplace. Just off the great room, a grand elliptical staircase leads up to a mezzanine gallery that overlooks the double-height great room.

Source: DW

Syria: Russia's Vladimir Putin orders partial withdrawal of troops

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday announced a decision to partially withdraw Russian soldiers from Syria following a series of military victories in the conflict-ridden country.

"I have made a decision: most of the Russian military contingent staying in the Syrian Arab Republic is returning home, to Russia," Putin told soldiers stationed at the Hmeymim airbase in Syria. Putin said he ordered the defense ministry to "begin the pullout" after routing "the most combat-capable grouping of international terrorists," including the "Islamic State" militant group.

Source: Common Domain

Oil Prices Steady Amid Signs of Rising U.S. Output

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

Oil prices were mixed Monday, with the global benchmark up and the U.S. benchmark lower, after drilling activity increased for a third consecutive week.

Oil prices have risen by around 30% over the past six months as efforts by OPEC and other producers to cut output have helped reduce global stocks, but higher prices are motivating those outside of the agreement to boost production. Last month OPEC, along with other major producers including Russia, agreed to extend their production cuts by nine months to the end of 2018.

Source: NBC News

Holiday weight worries Why it's OK to indulge a little at Christmas

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Giving yourself permission to eat a little more during the holidays can actually help you control your weight in the long run, said Charlotte Markey, a psychology professor at Rutgers University and author of the book, "Smart People Don't Diet: How the Latest Science Can Help You Lose Weight Permanently." "We don't want people to feel guilty about enjoying themselves because that's going to be counter-productive.

Source: Fox News

'Jaws' spotted Massive great white shark sighted off Australian coast

Tuesday 10:53 GMT

A massive great white shark has been spotted off the coast of a popular beach in Western Australia, one that may be between 15 and 20 feet long, or nearly the size of the fictional shark in "Jaws."

The government agency noted that "Adult White Sharks grow to about 21 feet long and are one of the top-level predators of the ocean," and a female great white was "captured off Point Vincente, Los Angeles County, in September 1986 that measured 17.6 feet and weighed 4,140 lbs."

Source: BBC

California fire now larger than New York

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

The most destructive wildfire raging in southern California has expanded significantly, scorching an area larger than New York City.

An analyst with the California fire protection department, Tim Chavez, said the emergency services were struggling because "a hot interior" was in parts practically meeting the ocean, making access difficult. "It's just a very difficult place to fight fire," Mr Chavez said, adding: "It's very dangerous and has a historical record of multiple fatalities occurring over the years."

Source: New York Times

A Normal New York Commute, a Boom and Then Chaos

Tuesday 11:49 GMT

“I’m still a little shaken up,” she said after hanging up with her boyfriend to tell him she was O.K.. Far from Times Square, the commute crawled.

The explosion, which the police said was from a pipe bomb strapped to the man, in the long corridor connecting the subway stations at Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, reverberated through the maze of tunnels and passageways of the city’s busiest transit hub.

Source: Common Domain

We Tried It: Instant Coffee for Coffee Snobs

Tuesday 11:49 GMT

A disciple of the perfectionist coffee culture in his hometown, Bend, Ore., Mr. Sheridan would not, could not, tolerate a cup of instant coffee.

Fed up with Folgers, outdoor adventurers have forged a better class of instant brews you can make anywhere—just add water

Source: New York Times

Lives at Risk Inside a Senior Complex in Puerto Rico With No Power

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

With large areas of Puerto Rico still in the dark three months after the first of the storms — according to government reports, only 60.4 percent of the pre-storm power grid load has been restored — older residents and those with chronic medical conditions are suffering in even more ways than their neighbors.

During the dark months, two of the complex’s most fragile residents had died; it was not clear, Ms. Olivera said, what role the loss of power might have played in hastening their deaths.

Source: CBS News

Jordin Sparks on elopement, pregnancy and encouraging youth

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

That recognizes teenagers for making a positive impact in their communities and awards them with financial contributions toward their initiatives.

For Christmas, Sparks plans to head to her family's home in Phoenix, and she said she has one thing on her wish list: new maternity clothes.

Source: NBC News

Want to get out of debt in 2018 Pay it off faster with these apps.

Tuesday 09:56 GMT

Credit card debt, auto loan debt, student loan debt and mortgage debt are all on the rise (and while home equity loans and lines of credit decreased slightly, borrowing is projected to ramp up significantly in the next few years to come).

Debitize always sends in an extra payment before your utilization ratio is reported to the credit bureaus, decreasing it to 1 percent of your credit — which will likely increase your credit score.

Source: NBC News

These Heisman Trophy finalists could make college football history

Saturday 16:22 GMT
Source: BBC

Avocado injuries a thing of the past?

Thursday 21:51 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Walmart cashier’s act of kindness leaves foster parent in tears

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Anonymous customer buys 58 meals in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: Global News

Here’s what the new mortgage rules will do to home prices in 2018: Royal LePage

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s Why YouTube’s Streaming Music Could Be a Huge Deal

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: NBC News

China remembers 142K killed in massacre, offers 'friendship' to Japan

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump directs NASA to send Americans to the Moon, lay foundations for Mars mission

Tuesday 16:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Home Prices Expected to Soar in 2018

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple Acquires Shazam and Its Song-Recognition App

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Why Apple bought Shazam, the music-recognition app that’s been declining in popularity

Tuesday 22:49 GMT

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