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Obama suggest Trump follow his example on business conflicts
- November 25, 2016

He said after eight years, he felt he could tell Americans he'd lived up to his promise to run an accountable and ethical government. Obama also affirmed during the address on his final tour overseas as president the USA "burden" of standing up for "what's right" in the world. (more...)
Late crash helps Johnson win record-tying seventh NASCAR title Late crash helps Johnson win record-tying seventh NASCAR title
- November 25, 2016

But before winning his seventh Cup championship on Sunday, there was a different vibe emanating from the crowd. The one that ended NASCAR's season and won its championship. Whichever of those four finished ahead of the others would reign. Johnson, who qualified 14th, was sent to the back of the field after his vehicle failed laser inspection before the race and a piece of metal on the front of his auto was deemed irregular. (more...)
South Korea, Japan Agree to Share Intelligence About North Korea South Korea, Japan Agree to Share Intelligence About North Korea
- November 25, 2016

Security Council resolutions", he said in a statement. The deal was slated to be confirmed in 2012 but Seoul pulled out less than an hour before the signing ceremony because of domestic opposition to closer relations to Tokyo. In Japan, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said the deal was "more important than ever as North Korea's nuclear and missile programs pose a new level of threat". (more...)
Police, migrants clash in Bulgaria over camp's quarantine Police, migrants clash in Bulgaria over camp's quarantine
- November 25, 2016

In the evening, police pushed back a large group trying to leave the camp, which is home to 3,000 people, mostly thought to be Afghans. Many structures, including a canteen and a new building which was supposed to open this week were damaged. (more...)
Lions defense forces turnovers on two straight plays, both called back Lions defense forces turnovers on two straight plays, both called back
- November 25, 2016

The resurgent Lions (6-4) have capitalized on the four-game losing streaks by both the Vikings (6-4) and Packers (4-6), who play Monday night at Philadelphia. Prater's game-winning kick completed another late comeback for the Lions (7-4), who have trailed in the fourth quarter in all of their victories. (more...)
Sarkozy quits politics after humiliation at the polls
- November 25, 2016

France's Francois Fillon , surprise frontrunner after Sunday's conservative primary ballot on a contender for next year's presidential election, could be the closest thing his country has to a true economic and social conservative. Sarkozy is not the only one likely to suffer from tactical or negative voting, according to Patrick Lafarge, a political analyst, who believes Fillon was the beneficiary of a backlash against both his closest rivals due to their brushes with the law. (more...)
Trump supporter on prosecuting Hillary Clinton: 'Let's set this one aside'
- November 25, 2016

Despite Clinton's win in the popular vote, Trump still clinched the presidency by receiving 270 votes from the Electoral College. Since he won the election, Trump has not said definitively whether he will carry through on that threat - a pattern he continued at the Times on Tuesday. (more...)
Israel proposes 500 new settlement homes near Jerusalem Israel proposes 500 new settlement homes near Jerusalem
- November 25, 2016

Trump said that he would "like to turn it around". American presidents have long struck a delicate balance in the conflict, stressing the close US friendship and lavishing the Jewish state with aid. "It is our duty to come to their aid and to resist the degradation of rights that Mr. Trump's rhetoric has provoked". According to the Jewish Agency, 650 Brazilian Jews have already made aliyah this year, with around another 50 expected by the end of December. (more...)
How Nepotism Law Might Affect Trump's White House How Nepotism Law Might Affect Trump's White House
- November 25, 2016

And with this comes a whole new posse of power players to rival anything we saw among the Carringtons or the Ewings in the iconic 1980s' soaps. While the court noted that, as first lady, Clinton had a unique role in her husband's administration, it nonetheless created the legal possibility that the anti-nepotism rules don't apply to the White House. (more...)
2 teens charged in fatal shooting of US Rep. Danny Davis' grandson
- November 25, 2016

The two accused - a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl - appeared before Cook County Judge James Brown on Sunday. Police announced earlier that the shooting occurred after a dispute over basketball shoes. There have been 673 homicides so far this year, including the fatal shootings of the cousin of Chicago Bull Dwyane Wade, a Chicago police officer's son and the son of a famed percussionist. (more...)
UN agency says China tops world again in patent applications UN agency says China tops world again in patent applications
- November 25, 2016

Read the latest news about the incoming administration on our Tracking the Transition page. "IP use grew in most countries in 2015, reflecting its increasing importance in a globalized knowledge economy", he added. Meanwhile, China filed 1,010,406 patent applications, up 18.7 per cent from 2014, the report said. 6,032 applications were applied for the evaluation report of patent for design in the year of 2015, while in 2016 and to the date of October 28, 7,004 applications for ... (more...)
Downtown San Antonio march honors slain police detective Downtown San Antonio march honors slain police detective
- November 25, 2016

A woman and a 2-year-old child were in the white sedan with him, McManus said. In St. Louis, the suspect was black, but police have not released the officer's race. "He was well-respected", McManus said of the 20-year police veteran. The witness said he had seen McKane park his vehicle behind Marconi's police cruiser, get out of his auto and shoot the officer, the affidavit said. (more...)
Health officials clear part of Miami Beach Zika zone
- November 25, 2016

In addition to the declared Zika transmission zone, a small region in the Miami-Dade County reported cases of the virus. The last known person contracted Zika in this area on September 27. In Florida, at least 161 pregnant women have tested positive for Zika, according to the state health department. Brazil has confirmed more than 2,000 cases of microcephaly so far, and Health Minister Ricardo Barros says nearly all of these babies are enrolled in rehabilitation centers to stimulate development. (more...)
Joint effort brings Thanksgiving meals to families in need Joint effort brings Thanksgiving meals to families in need
- November 25, 2016

After the meal, bags of supplies were handed out. She credits the rescue mission for not only helping her get back on track, but her life. "Raleigh Rescue Mission supporters have donated more than 300 turkeys, over 3000 pounds of food to stock our pantry and over 200 bags of groceries to support our Gobbles to Go Outreach". (more...)
Gorilla exhibit barrier didn't meet USA standards when Harambe was shot Gorilla exhibit barrier didn't meet USA standards when Harambe was shot
- November 25, 2016

It describes the barriers between zoo guests and the gorilla enclosure and how the zoo has since fixed them. This summer, the zoo changed its barrier entirely, making it about 10 inches taller and covering it in mesh. Zoo Director Thane Maynard said the zoo will continue to work with authorities to ensure its exhibits meet or exceed standards. Zoo workers were able to coral the two females in the exhibit, but not Harambe. (more...)
Trump Administration Not To Pursue Charges Against Clinton
- November 25, 2016

Through the most part of his campaign, he has been a fierce critic of Hillary Clinton's use of a private server while she was the Secretary of the State, as well as the FBI investigation that refused to bring any charges. They are presently working to persuade their Republican counterparts from other states to ignore their oaths, and in certain cases, state law, to cast a non-Trump vote on December 19 when the Electoral College gathers to vote for the next President. (more...)
Small head defect from Zika virus can develop after birth: CDC study Small head defect from Zika virus can develop after birth: CDC study
- November 25, 2016

They met the definition of microcephaly because at five to 12-month follow-up after birth their head measurements were more than two standard deviations below the mean for age and sex. Other medical problems came, too, with ten of the babies struggling to feed, seven developing epilepsy, and almost all suffering from muscle and joint problems. (more...)
Another Big Name in 2017 Royal Rumble
- November 25, 2016

Taz is shocked that Brock Lesnar did not win this match because of the fact that he is a staple in the WWE Universe. Thank you for your support! Were the WWE correct to book Goldberg vs. "So do I? So you bet, I got one more title run left in me", Goldberg announced to a resounding response from the crowd. The Royal Rumble is a wise way to use Goldberg following Survivor Series . (more...)
Obama makes it hard for Trump to mend ties with Moscow Obama makes it hard for Trump to mend ties with Moscow
- November 25, 2016

Obama, speaking broadly about the incoming president, said he was "cautiously optimistic" because "there is something about the solemn responsibilities of that office, the extraordinary demands that are placed on the United States", that demand seriousness from a president. (more...)
Pakistan forces committed 27 ceasefire violations last week
- November 25, 2016

The Pakistani military said it had already fired back at Indian positions, killing seven soldiers, but there was no word on casualties from the Indian side. The Uri attack occurred days before Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was set to address the United Nations General Assembly regarding Indian human rights violations in held Kashmir. (more...)