Friday, 21 December 2018

Behind the scenes of the Mattis bombshell: More resignations expected after ‘protest’ exit

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ resignation, which shocked Washington’s national security establishment and rattled America’s allies, was sealed in a fateful 18-hour period that saw…

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Shiffrin edges ahead of Hirscher in World Cup 'duel'

Shiffrin stormed to victory in a giant slalom in driving snow in Courchevel, France Friday to tighten her grip on what is likely to be a third straight World Cup overall crown.With team mate Lindsey Vonn…

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Labour MP Chris Williamson sorry for backing 'anti-Semitic' musician

Labour MP Chris Williamson has apologised for tweeting in support of a jazz musician his own party called a "vile anti-Semite".Islington Council had banned saxophonist Gilad Atzmon from playing with Ian…

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Ofsted wins Court of Appeal case against Durand Academy

Ofsted has won an appeal against a ruling that a damning inspection report was unfair.The Durand Academy, which ran a school in south London and one in West Sussex, was found to be "inadequate" in 2017.It…

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MPs given updated advice on how to behave

With tensions riding high in Parliament, Speaker John Bercow has set MPs some holiday reading - posting out an updated version of the Rules of behaviour and courtesies for the House of Commons.Offering…

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Boris Johnson cleared of breaking Tory rules over burka comments

Boris Johnson has been cleared of breaking the Tories' code of conduct with comments he made about women wearing burkas.He had written that they looked liked "letter boxes" or "bank robbers" in a Telegraph…

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Saturn's rings are disappearing, NASA warns

Saturn’s famous rings are vanishing, so enjoy them while they last. According to NASA scientists, the rings– which are made of mostly of ice and rock, some chunks which are as big as a house–…

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What is the 'nuclear option,' the step Trump wants the Senate to take?

President Trump wants to go nuclear.With a partial government shutdown imminent, Trump urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to implement the so-called "nuclear option" to pass a spending…

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Trump vows 'very long' government shutdown over border wall

US President Donald Trump has threatened a "very long" government shutdown if Democrats do not fund his long-promised border wall.In a series of tweets on Friday, Mr Trump demanded $5bn (£4bn),…

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CNN’s Don Lemon sounds the alarm after Mattis resignation: ‘I’m actually scared at this point’

On Thursday night, CNN anchor Don Lemon offered grim analysis after the resignation of Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis.Just one day after President Donald Trump announced that he was going to withdraw…

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Republican handling of budget battle ‘political malpractice’: A.B. Stoddard

Allowing a partial government shutdown over border-wall funding would be a grave mistake, RealClearPolitics associate editor A.B. Stoddard argued on the Fox News “Special Report” All-Star…

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Kathy Griffin calls out all-male rich list

Kathy Griffin has criticised the lack of women on Forbes magazine's latest list of the world's best-paid comedians. The Emmy Award-winning comedian tweeted the top 10 of Forbes' list along with the words:…

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Trump backs call to nuke filibuster in drive to pass border wall $$, as shutdown looms

President Trump on Friday publicly urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deploy the so-called “nuclear option” to jam through a controversial spending package that includes billions…

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Gatwick disruption: How will police catch the drone menace?

Police say they are making "progress" finding those responsible for the unprecedented disruption at Gatwick Airport.But the drones that were flown over the airfield have not been captured and have not…

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Kathy Griffin calls out all-male comedy rich list

Kathy Griffin has criticised the lack of women on Forbes magazine's latest list of the world's best-paid comedians. The Emmy Award-winning comedian tweeted the top 10 of Forbes' list along with the words:…

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Dem Rep. Gutierrez berates Kirstjen Nielsen for 6 minutes, leaves room when she tries to respond

[embedded content]Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., berated Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for six minutes at a Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday over Trump administration policies, before…

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FBI swoops on 'national threat' 'hacks for hire' sites

The FBI has seized control of 15 websites that let people pay to knock individuals and other sites offline.The so-called booters sought to swamp targets with huge amounts of data in what are known as…

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America's Cup: Dutch entry makes six challengers to take on New Zealand

The joint Royal Netherlands Yacht Club Muiden and Royal Maas Yacht Club syndicate will take on five rivals in the battle to race the Kiwis for the historic trophy, known as the Auld Mug. The total of…

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Queen Carter: What's really on the Beyonce album 'leaks'?

Beyonce fans thought Christmas had come early on Thursday with the surprise release of not one but two 10-track albums under the name Queen Carter.Yet a closer look at the track listings revealed the…

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Spotify settles $1.6bn lawsuit over songwriters' rights

Music streaming service Spotify has settled a lawsuit accusing it of infringing the rights of songwriters and publishers.Wixen Music Publishing had sought $1.6bn (£1.3bn) in damages for what it…

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Miley Cyrus gives Santa Baby feminist lyrics

Miley Cyrus has overhauled the lyrics to Santa Baby, turning the festive classic into a feminist anthem. The pop star sang her version on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon after pointing out that the…

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Business investment in worst run since 2009

Business investment has now declined for three quarters in a row, figures show, its worst run since the economic downturn of 2008 to 2009.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said investment fell…

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St Patrick's High School, Keady: Arrest over 'harassment' letters

A man has been arrested during a police investigation into "letters of harassment" sent to staff at a County Armagh school, BBC News NI has learned.The PSNI confirmed he was arrested on 24 September on…

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Stars without the warpaint

https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2018/12/918/516/kelsea-ballerini-instagram-ap.jpg?ve=1&tl=1Self-proclaimed "girly-girl" Kelsea Ballerini wanted to give her fans…

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Business investment continues to fall

Business investment has now declined for three quarters in a row, figures show, its worst run since the economic downturn of 2008 to 2009.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said investment fell…

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Gatwick airport: How countries counter the drone threat

Rogue drones "deliberately" flown over one of the UK's busiest airports caused travel chaos this week.Incoming planes were forced to divert to airports up and down the country as the drones, or unmanned…

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Danny Dyer to deliver Channel 4 Alternative Christmas message

Danny Dyer will follow the likes of Marge Simpson, Sharon Osbourne and Ali G in giving Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message.The EastEnders actor memorably slated Brexit and former Prime Minister…

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Conservative media challenge Trump on border wall, Syria pullout

In the space of 48 hours, President Trump has got some of his conservative supporters pretty riled up.His tentative decision to punt for now on funding for the border wall — the Senate passed a…

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Firms told to prepare for no-deal Brexit

Business that trade with the EU need to take steps now to prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, a government minister has warned.Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mel Stride told the BBC's…

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Thursday, 20 December 2018

Planned Parenthood accused of mistreating pregnant employees: report

Women's health organization Planned Parenthood has been accused of mistreating some of its pregnant employees, according to a report.The New York Times says it interviewed more than a dozen current and…

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Boris Johnson 'cleared of breaking Tory rules' over burka comments

Boris Johnson is understood to have been cleared of breaking the Tories' code of conduct with comments he made about women wearing burkas.He had written that they looked liked "letter boxes" or "bank…

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Brexit: David Gauke doubts PM would back no-deal

Justice Secretary David Gauke has said he would be "very surprised" if the prime minister was prepared to back a no-deal Brexit, if her deal fails.Mr Gauke also said he would find it "very difficult"…

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Ghosn: Auto tycoon re-arrested on new charges

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been re-arrested on fresh charges, Japanese media report, one day after courts surprised observers by paving the way for his release on bail. Mr Ghosn has spent…

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Susan Collins reveals critics' personal attacks over Kavanaugh vote, in Fox News interview

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has revealed that the abuse she and her staff suffered over her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court "was unlike anything I've seen in all the years that…

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House approves spending bill with $5.7B for border wall

The House of Representatives Thursday approved a bill that would fund most of the federal government through early February -- and provides $5.7 billion for President Trump's long-promised border wall…

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'Drunk tanks' to ease NHS pressure

NHS England is making up to £300,000 available over the festive period to fund dozens of "drunk tanks".These supervised units are places where revellers who have over-indulged can be checked and…

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Nielsen praises Mattis' work on border security hours after his sudden resignation, in exclusive interview

In an exclusive interview Thursday with "Fox News @ Night," Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen praised Defense Secretary James Mattis' work on border security,…

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Tax junk food high in sugar and salt, says top doctor

England's top doctor has accused the food industry of "failing the public" and is calling for taxes on unhealthy food high in sugar and salt.Chief medical officer Prof Dame Sally Davies said her dream…

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Quilter boss: City's macho culture has got to change

Paul Feeney, chief executive of wealth management firm Quilter, is open about his past mental health issues. Generally, though, he says, people in the City feel: "If I talk about it I'll lose my job.""I've…

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L Devine: 'Girls can write about more than being sexy'

Christmas came early for L Devine this year. Six weeks early, to be precise.In mid-November the 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Whitley Bay was named on YouTube's list of ones to watch for next year,…

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Have waits for GP appointments got longer?

How long do you wait to see your GP?Members of the BBC NHS Health Check Facebook group report waits of three weeks or more are common. Lisa Johns said: "Ours book five weeks ahead. For the last three…

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Lindsey Graham says withdrawing troops from Afghanistan could pave way for ‘second 9/11’

Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a grim response to reports that President Trump is seriously considering a “significant drawdown” of troops stationed in Afghanistan, with the South Carolina…

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Oakland Raider funds holiday meal event for veterans: report

Johnathan Hankins of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders helped spread Christmas cheer to veterans this week in northern California, a local report said.Roughly 100 veterans, several of whom are facing hardship,…

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UK car production tumbles in November

Production of cars in the UK tumbled by almost 20% in November compared with a year earlier, according to the industry's trade body.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) blamed weaker…

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The secret life of plants: Ten new species found this year

Plant collectors have searched for the hidden wonders of the plant world for centuries. Yet plants that are new to science are still being described, at a rate of about 2,000 a year.Scientists at the…

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Defense Secretary James Mattis' resignation 'stuns,' concerns lawmakers: 'He will not be easy to replace'

Defense Secretary James Mattis gave President Trump his notice on Thursday — a move that has given lawmakers across both sides of the aisle some cause for concern. In a signed resignation…

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House GOP push to add $5B for border wall to spending bill clears key hurdle

House Republicans' push to add $5 billion for President Trump's long-promised border wall to a bill that would fund most of the federal government through early February -- and prevent a partial…

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Slack 'bans users' who have visited US sanctioned countries

Some users of communication service Slack have reported their accounts have been closed over visits to countries under US sanctions.The move, which Slack says is to comply with US regulations, is believed…

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Trump plans 'significant drawdown' of US troops in Afghanistan, senior official says

President Trump is seriously considering a “significant drawdown” of U.S. troops who are stationed in Afghanistan, a senior U.S. official told Fox News on Thursday.The potential maneuver…

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Trump signs $867 billion farm bill, tightening rules for food stamp recipients

President Trump on Thursday signed a $867 billion farm bill that will secure more funding for farmers hurt by the trade war with China and tighten rules for food stamp recipients.Trump called the…

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'Big Bang Theory' star Kaley Cuoco shuts down pregnancy rumors with fiery statement

Kaley Cuoco just wants to enjoy being a newlywed — but instead, the "Big Bang Theory" star has been busy shutting down speculation about a potential pregnancy.Cuoco, 33, has…

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Defense Secretary James Mattis to retire at the end of February, Trump says

President Trump said Thursday evening that Defense Secretary James Mattis will be retiring in February, in a shock announcement adding to the list of the president's outgoing Cabinet members after his…

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Shutdown threat adds to Wall Street woe

Wall Street shares closed at their lowest levels in roughly 14 months on Thursday, as the threat of a government shutdown added to wider investor angst.Losses accelerated around midday, as Republicans…

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Albania expels Iranian diplomats after terror threat; Trump cheers decision

Albania has expelled two Iranian diplomats for threatening the country’s security on the heels of recent terror-related arrests, drawing praise from the Trump administration as U.S. officials press…

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Centrica in legal challenge to energy price cap

British Gas owner Centrica is to mount a legal challenge against Britain's upcoming energy price cap, arguing it has not been calculated fairly. The energy provider said it would apply for a judicial…

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Trump flips again: Shutdown back on

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**On the roster: Trump flips again: Shutdown back on - GOP, military brass seethe over Trump’s Syria reversal - Asylum…

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Trump turns on Lindsey Graham over Syria pullout criticism

President Trump hit back Thursday at Sen. Lindsey Graham -- who on most issues has been a reliable White House ally -- after the hawkish South Carolina Republican criticized the president’s…

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House passes criminal justice reform bill, sending it to Trump’s desk

Congress approved a sweeping bipartisan criminal justice reform bill on Thursday, handing President Trump a major legislative victory on an issue championed by his White House.The House approved the bill,…

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Jennifer Lopez juggles romance, work and more in 'Second Act'

The ad campaign accentuates one of the three identifiable plots -- the idea that Lopez's Maya Vargas, after quitting a job in Queens, gets a taste of life among the Manhattan elite at a big consumer-products…

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Football owner says he would quit the sport if forced to form a women's team

Gigi Becali, owner of Steaua Bucharest and a former member of the Romanian parliament who resigned after being convicted for corruption, has previously made racist, sexist and homophobic remarks. Speaking…

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Trump throws government funding deal into doubt, presses anew for border wall money

A potential deal on Capitol Hill to avert a government shutdown with a short-term spending measure hit a roadblock Thursday as the White House said President Trump “does not want to go further”…

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'Bumblebee' kicks Transformers into a higher gear

The film opens on the Autobots' home planet of Cybertron, where they're promptly forced to retreat. One of the soldiers, B-127, is dispatched to Earth, hoping to prepare it for his brethren -- and not…

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Nielsen announces deal with Mexico to overhaul asylum process, combat 'catch and release'

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Thursday that the U.S. has secured an agreement with Mexico so that immigrants claiming asylum will be returned to Mexico as their…

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William Barr, Trump’s pick for attorney general, slammed Mueller’s ‘obstruction theory’ as ‘legally insupportable’

William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, over the summer slammed Special Counsel Robert Mueller for his apparent suspicion the president could have obstructed justice, calling…

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Trump throws government funding deal into doubt, presses anew for border wall funding

A potential deal on Capitol Hill to avert a government shutdown with a short-term spending measure hit a roadblock Thursday as the White House said President Trump “does not want to go further”…

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Acting AG Matthew Whitaker cleared to oversee Trump-Russia investigation, source says

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will not recuse himself from overseeing the Russia probe, despite mounting pressure from Democrats who cite his “hostility” toward Special Counsel Robert…

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Pharmacy chain leaks personal details of 24,000 workers

A major pharmacy chain has apologised after admitting sensitive employee information was leaked.The details of more than 24,000 staff and locum workers employed by the Well Pharmacy group were accidentally…

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Tate buys Sylvia Pankhurst's women at work artworks

Four portraits painted by suffragette leader Sylvia Pankhurst depicting women working in mills and potteries are to enter the UK's national art collection.Pankhurst painted the watercolours in Glasgow…

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'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' is getting a sequel

"To All The Boys I've Loved Before" is getting a sequel.The film's stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo announced the news Wednesday via a cute video on Instagram in which Condor mused on what to get Centineo…

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Trump administration tackles SNAP benefits: What are the proposed rule changes for food stamps?

The Trump administration is set to constrict work requirements for millions of people who receive federal food assistance and curtail just how much control states have in granting exemptions. Agriculture…

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Amazon's Alexa user accesses stranger's chats

A user of Amazon's smart assistant Alexa was sent 1,700 audio files from a complete stranger, after he requested access to his own recordings.Amazon described the incident as an "isolated case" and put…

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Paris Hilton doesn't trust Lindsay Lohan, but loves Britney Spears

Paris Hilton: from reality star to DJThe blonde starlet is trying her hand at DJing and making a fortune doing it. Plus men get depressed as much as women; and, Adam Levine almost nude.Paris Hilton wants…

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Who is Matthew Whitaker? 3 things to know about the acting attorney general

Matthew Whitaker will take over as acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions announced his resignation from the position Wednesday — hours after a handful of Election Day races rocked the…

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Blake Shelton shares his NSFW bedtime routine with Gwen Stefani

Blake Shelton is sharing some intimate secrets about his relationship with Gwen Stefani.The country crooner is challenged to a "5 Second Rule" game during his guest appearance…

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Kelly Clarkson doesn't want her kids to become musicians

Kelly Clarkson may have given her tykes musical genes, but it doesn't mean she wants them to get into the business when they grow up."I seriously hope they are tone deaf," the two-time winning…

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Fans' delight at Macaulay Culkin Home Alone again

Many, many movie fans will be settling down for their annual festive viewing of Home Alone this Christmas.Now they have an extra early present in the form of Macaulay Culkin reprising the role of Kevin…

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Marlboro-maker Altria takes stake in Juul e-cigarette firm

Marlboro cigarette maker Altria is buying a $12.8bn (£10bn) minority stake in vaping company Juul Labs.The marriage between a traditional tobacco giant and Juul underlines how the fast-growing e-cigarette…

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Paris Hilton keeping 20-carat engagement ring

The heiress-turned-reality star and entrepreneur recently appeared on Jenny McCarthy's Sirius XM show and talked about the fate of her 20-carat pear-shaped engagement ring that reportedly cost $2 million."The…

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Marcel Hirscher breaks record with 63rd World Cup win

The Austrian superstar took victory in a slalom in Saalbach-Hinterglemm to earn his 63rd World Cup win overall Thursday.The 29-year-old has now won five times since October as he looks to extend his record…

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Santa's hardest working Christmas elf ensures 25K kids get letters each year

The guy in the flashy red suit gets all the glory. But in Santa Claus, Ind., it takes a village of little helpers to keep the St. Nick legend alive.Ever since the tiny Midwestern town — population…

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Jenna Jameson shows off slimmed-down backside after 80-pound weight loss

Jenna Jameson showed off her extreme weight loss yet again on social media on Wednesday, this time giving followers a "rear view" of her progress.Posting a split image of photos of her backside…

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Jeremy Corbyn hits out at media over 'stupid woman' row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at the media's "obsession" with whether he called Theresa May a "stupid woman" at Prime Minister's Questions or not.The Labour leader…

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Jay Leno says Penny Marshall's kindness was a 'shock' during early days in Hollywood

Jay Leno will always remember how kind Penny Marshall was to him in his early days in Hollywood.ET was with the 68-year-old former "Tonight Show" host, where he opened up about the…

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Marlboro-maker Altria takes stake in Yuul e-cigarette firm

Marlboro cigarette maker Altria is buying a $12.8bn (£10bn) minority stake in vaping company Juul Labs.The marriage between a traditional tobacco giant and Juul underlines how the fast-growing e-cigarette…

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Indian E-Sports Players Have Talent but Aren't Mature Yet: HyperX’s Vishal Parekh

While Kingston is perhaps known for its USB flash drives, RAM, and solid state drives (SSDs), the company also has its own line of gaming-branded accessories marketed under the HyperX label. In recent…

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Vodafone Idea Giving Rs. 30 Amazon Pay Voucher With Recharges Valued at Rs. 95 and Above

Vodafone Idea has reportedly launched a "New Year Offer" in India to encourage customers to towards making recharges. Under the new offer, it is said that the telco is offering customers with an Amazon…

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Gatwick Airport disruption: Your questions answered

Passengers whose travel plans have been disrupted at Gatwick owing to the closed runway are facing extra costs from rearranged flights, car parking and hotels.Although the circumstances that caused the…

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How can a drone cause so much chaos?

Thousands of passengers have seen their flights from Gatwick Airport cancelled after two drones were spotted flying over the airfield within a 12-hour period.The runway is currently shut as officials…

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Bank cuts growth forecast amid Brexit worries

The Bank of England has cut its forecast for UK growth and warned that a lack of Brexit clarity is weighing on the economy.The Bank said uncertainty over the UK's departure from the EU had "intensified…

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Nasa's InSight deploys 'Marsquake' instrument

The American space agency's InSight mission to Mars has begun to deploy its instruments.The lander's robotic arm has just placed the bell-shaped seismometer package on the ground in front of it.This suite…

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Drones Force London's Gatwick Airport Shut, Thousands of Passengers Impacted

Thousands of passengers were delayed, diverted or stuck on planes Thursday as the only runway at Britain's Gatwick Airport remained closed into a second day after drones were spotted over the airfield.The…

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Steve Carell had a wonderfully festive trick when he used to work as a mailman

By Sam Haysom2018-12-20 12:02:21 UTC [embedded content] Steve Carell always puts 100% into his roles — whether the role in question is comedy, drama, or being a mailman. Yep: back in his pre-showbiz…

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Russian news channel RT broke TV impartiality rules, Ofcom says

News channel RT, formerly known as Russia Today, broke TV impartiality rules in seven programmes after the Salisbury nerve agent attacks, UK media watchdog Ofcom has ruled.Ofcom may now fine the station…

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Global Feature Phone Shipments Grow for Fourth Consecutive Quarter: Counterpoint

In contrast with the global smartphone market which is experiencing negative growth, feature phones have contributed to 23 percent of the total handset shipments in the third quarter this year, a report…

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DayOne is the last diary you'll ever need

Everything you've ever written is now a tap away on your phone.Image: Bob Al Greene / Mashable By Chris Taylor2018-12-20 11:30:00 UTC Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily…

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Uber Loses Latest UK Legal Bid to Block Worker Rights for Drivers

Uber has lost its latest court bid to stop its British drivers being classified as workers, entitling them to rights such as the minimum wage, in a decision which jeopardises the taxi app's business model.Two…

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The best UK deals for Thursday: Amazon devices, Ticwatch smartwatches, Bombay Sapphire gin, and more

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Tech and drink, the perfect combination.Image: amazon photo composite By Joseph GreenMashable Deals2018-12-20…

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Xiaomi Mi Pay Beta Testing Starts in India, Countering Google Pay in the Country

Xiaomi has finally kicked off the beta testing of its Mi Pay digital payments platform in India. The Beijing-headquartered company has partnered with ICICI Bank and PayU to launch the Mi Pay platform…

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Xiaomi Mi 5, Redmi Note 3 Will Not Get Any Updates After MIUI 10.2

China's Xiaomi has decided to end further software development for the two of its very popular smartphones — Mi 5 and Redmi Note 3 (Redmi Note 3 Pro in China). According to a post on the company's…

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13 activists who gave us hope in 2018

These activists did not back down in 2018. (Pictured from left to right: Raquel Willis, Tarana Burke, Aly Raisman, and Ai-jen Poo.)Image: GETTY IMAGES / MASHABLE COMPOSITEBy Victoria Rodriguez2018-12-20…

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Flipkart Considered 'First Choice' for Online Smartphone Buyers in India, IDC Survey Finds

Consumers in India who visit online stores with the intention of buying a smartphone consider Flipkart their first choice, according to a survey by the International Data Corp (IDC) released on Thursday.However,…

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Selection Day Cast on the Challenges of Filming Netflix’s New Indian Original

“I don't think he tanned, he turned purple,” actor Shiv Pandit (Shaitan) told Gadgets 360 at a press event for Netflix's upcoming original series Selection Day, which is out December 28 worldwide.…

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Cat demonstrates clearly winning strategy to hide from the vet

By Shannon Connellan2018-12-20 10:03:08 UTC You're sick? Go to the doctor. You're not gonna like it, and neither did this cat. A frustrated feline who simply gave up all enthusiasm for wellbeing has captured…

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UK retail sales in November jump more than expected

Retail sales jumped more than expected in November, helped by Black Friday promotions and stronger growth in sales of household goods.Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said sales rose…

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SpaceX to Try to Launch GPS III Satellite Again in First National Security Mission

Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to blast off on Thursday after two cancelled launches earlier this week due to last-minute technical problems, but poor weather is looming as…

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Drone sightings are causing total chaos at one of the UK's busiest airports

This is not what you want to see hovering near your flight path.Image: Getty Images By Sam Haysom2018-12-20 09:20:17 UTC Holiday season is peak time for drone enthusiasts.  Kids are off school, people…

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Chris Evans says yes to Strictly Come Dancing 2019

Radio host Chris Evans has revealed he has agreed to take part in next year's Strictly Come Dancing - nine months before the series starts."I have said yes," he told BBC One's The One Show, although he…

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Trump called Obama the ‘founder of ISIS,’ why would he make the same mistake?: Marc Thiessen

President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria drew parallels with his predecessor, according to Washington Post syndicated columnist Marc Thiessen during the Special Report “All-Star”…

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Jio 4G Download Speeds Fastest in November 2018, Idea Delivers Best Upload Speeds: TRAI

Reliance Jio has maintained its lead in the 4G download speed chart published by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) despite suffering a drop in the average speed. TRAI reported an average download…

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Asus ROG Phone Seen to Perform Impressively in Durability, Scratch, Bend Tests

The Asus ROG Phone, which was recently launched in India at a price of Rs. 69,999, has been subjected to scratch, burn, and bend tests by popular YouTuber JerryRigEverything. The phone passed through…

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Honor V20 aka View 20 Price, Maserati Edition Leaked Ahead of Launch

Huawei's sub-brand Honor is all set to announce the Honor View 20 or the Honor V20 in China on December 26. A few of the smartphone's specifications have been confirmed already by the company, alongside…

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Lenovo Z5 Pro GT Launched, Features Up to 12GB RAM and the Brand New Snapdragon 855 SoC

Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has gone official. The smartphone was launched by the Chinese consumer electronics giant on Tuesday, and it has several major highlights. To start with, the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is the world's…

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iPad Pro Units May Be Bent on Purchase, Apple Says It's Not a Manufacturer Defect

Apple has stated that some of its new iPad Pros might be slightly bent even when customers take them out of their boxes brand new, and it does not consider this to be a defect. Shortly after the launch…

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Huawei P20 Pro, P20, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10, Honor Play, Honor View 10, and Honor 10 Getting Android Pie-Based EMUI 9 Update

Huawei P20, P20 Pro, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Honor Play, Honor View 10, and Honor 10 users have a treat incoming from Huawei before the year ends. The company is now rolling out EMUI 9.0 based on Android…

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Gatwick Airport: Drone sightings cause delays

Passengers at one of the UK's busiest airports have been warned to expect further flight disruption after drones were seen over the airfield.Gatwick's runway remains closed after two of the devices were…

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018

14 Days of Fortnite Event Begins, Adds Snowball Launcher, Festive Cheer

Fortnite Battle Royale players can now start playing a new holiday-themed event in the game. The 14 Days of Fortnite event has now begun in the Battle Royale and Save the World game modes. This means…

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Facebook Slapped With Lawsuit by Washington, D.C. Targeting Cambridge Analytica Privacy Lapses

The District of Columbia has fired the latest legal salvo against Facebook with a lawsuit seeking to punish the social networking company for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly…

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Garmin Instinct Launched in India, a Rugged GPS-Enabled Smartwatch Priced at Rs. 26,990

Garmin Instinct smartwatch was launched in India on Wednesday. The wearable is a GPS-enabled rugged smartwatch, and will be available at Garmin's authorised stores, select Helios stores as well as online…

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Google Denies It Altered YouTube Code to Slow Down Microsoft Edge

Google has denied it altered YouTube code to break Microsoft Edge, thus slowing down its performance while users streamed YouTube videos - a claim made by a former Microsoft intern.Microsoft Edge is a…

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Jimmy Kimmel could somehow pick his favourite viral clip of 2018

By Johnny Lieu2018-12-20 06:55:54 UTC [embedded content] We don't know how Jimmy Kimmel was able to pick the best viral video clip of 2018, given how many of them blew up on our feeds this year. But here…

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Redmi Go Allegedly Certified, Said to Be Xiaomi's First Android Go Smartphone

Xiaomi is likely to soon embrace Google's Android Go programme and launch a model running Android 9 Pie (Go edition), as per reports. The new development has been suggested through alleged certifications…

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Coursera Says Machine Learning Most Subscribed by Indians in 2018

Owing to the growing demand for emerging technology experts, Machine Learning (ML) was the most subscribed subject by Indians on Coursera in 2018, the US-based online education company said on Wednesday.Technology…

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Nokia 8.1 to Go on Sale in India for the First Time Today, via Amazon India

HMD Global launched the Nokia 8.1 smartphone in India earlier this month, and while pre-orders began the same day at retail outlets and the Nokia website, the sale date was pegged at December 21. The…

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Hellboy Trailer: David Harbour Is Here to Smash Things in Reboot

The first trailer for the Hellboy reboot, starring Stranger Things' David Harbour in the titular role, is here. And for anyone who's been following the film's production, it's a little odd because the…

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SpaceX Cancels First US National Security Mission for GPS III Satellite

Elon Musk's SpaceX halted on Wednesday the long-delayed launch of a navigation satellite for the U.S. military, failing to complete its first designated national security mission for the United States…

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Carlos Ghosn: Court rejects request to extend detention

In a surprise move, a court in Japan has rejected a request to extend the detention of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn, paving the way for his release.Mr Ghosn has been charged with financial misconduct…

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OnePlus 5G Smartphone Design Leaked in Live Photo, May Be OnePlus 7 Instead

OnePlus is set to launch a 5G variant next year, and the smartphone appears to have been leaked in an image. The photo seems to be straight out of the boardroom where the executives are seen sitting and…

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Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Owners Report Fresh Issues With Call Quality

It is no secret that Google's Pixel 3 smartphones have seen more than their fair share of issues since their launch in October this year. Now we can add another problem to the growing list. According…

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Redmi Pro 2 May Be Xiaomi's 48-Megapixel Smartphone, Leaked Teaser Shows Snapdragon 675 SoC

Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 has now purportedly been teased with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC. The new model is likely to be the one that was previously teased to sport a 48-megapixel camera sensor. The existence…

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Facebook Defines 'Permission' Loosely in Latest User Privacy Row

Facebook gave companies such as Apple, Amazon and Yahoo extensive access to users' personal data, effectively exempting them from the company's usual privacy rules, according to a New York Times report.Facebook…

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'Who Is America?' won't have a second season, but maybe that's a trick too

'Who Is America?' might've had its last, and only season.Image: showtime By Johnny Lieu2018-12-20 04:40:10 UTC Who Is America? ruffled plenty of feathers in 2018, but it seems like the show…

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Fed raises rates despite Trump opposition

The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates again, in spite of warnings from Donald Trump against the move.Officials at the US central bank voted to lift the Fed's key interest rate by 0.25%, to a target…

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Facebook Shares Drop as Data Privacy Fallout Spreads

Facebook shares sank on Wednesday as concerns about its ability to safeguard user data sparked a government lawsuit, criticism in the US Congress and a New York Times report on how it had shared…

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Four former Survivor players to return for Edge of Extinction season - Entertainment Weekly News

Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking…

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GoFundMe campaign for border wall aims for a billion (at least) - POLITICO

The Mexico-U.S. border fence to San Diego County from Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico is seen. | Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images .cms-textAlign-left{text-align:left;}.cms-textAlign-center{text-align:center;}.cms-textAlign-right{text-align:right;}.cms-magazineStyles-smallCaps{font-variant:small-caps;}.cms-playbookStyle-rubric{color:#b70000;font-weight:bold;font-family:sans-serif;}President…

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And the winner of Survivor: David vs. Goliath is... - Entertainment Weekly News

Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking…

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Liberal Rep. Barbara Lee in rare agreement with Trump over Syria troop withdrawal

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., was in rare agreement with President Trump on Wednesday after he announced his decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria.Lee, who recently lost her bid for House Speaker…

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Mysterious light seen across California sky - KSBY San Luis Obispo News

A mysterious light was spotted in the sky across California Wednesday night, leaving many people questioning what it was. NORAD tells NBC affiliate, KNTV, that it is investigating the reports of the light.…

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MLB And Cuban Baseball Federation Reach Deal To Eliminate Defection And Smuggling Of Cuban Prospects - Deadspin

Photo: Matt Roberts (Getty)Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement Wednesday on a deal that would allow Cuban baseball players to play in America without having to…

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Senate approves stopgap spending bill to avoid shutdown, sends to House

The Senate Wednesday approved an interim spending bill that would keep several key departments of the federal government funded through February and avert a partial shutdown.The legislation, which…

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Big Red's Right Hand of Doom is back in fiery new Hellboy trailer - Ars Technica

Enlarge / Unlikely allies Alice Monaghan (Sasha Lane), Hellboy (David Harbour), and Major Ben Daimio (Daniel Day Kim) must team up to defeat an evil sorceress intent on wiping out mankind.Dark Horse Entertainment…

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Mind of Mike: Thoughts from a busy signing day - Rivals.com

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Mind of Mike: Thoughts from a busy signing day  Rivals.comCollege football recruiting: Winners, losers and early rankings from National Signing Day  CBS…

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Microsoft issues emergency update to fix critical IE flaw under active exploit - Ars Technica

EnlargeMicrosoft Microsoft has issued an emergency update that fixes a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability that attackers are actively exploiting on the Internet. The memory-corruption flaw allows…

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The Guardian hilariously roasts Mark Zuckerberg in 2018 'year in review' video

Mark Zuckerberg has had a rocky 2018.Image: Getty Images By Karissa Bell2018-12-20 01:42:45 UTC If you think you've had a rough year, take comfort in the fact that it probably hasn't been as stressful…

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Don't fret if your new iPad Pro arrives slightly bent, Apple says

Does the iPad bend? Some users are reporting the issue on their devices.Image: dustin drankoski/mashable By Johnny Lieu2018-12-20 01:32:50 UTC Owners of the newest iPad Pro have noticed their devices…

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Game of Thrones star: Producer paranoia caused problems

Game of Thrones star Iain Glen has described how security measures put in place to prevent story details leaking to the public caused problems for some actors."They're absolutely paranoid now about anyone…

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Fed Raises Interest Rates, Showing Confidence in Health of Economy

Supported byFed Raises Interest Rates, Showing Confidence in Health of EconomyVideoJerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, announced an increase in the benchmark interest rate and dismissed President…

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Uber and Lyft IPOs will make a lot of people rich. But what about the drivers?

Uber and Lyft are neck-and-neck in the race to go public.Image: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-12-20 00:58:39 UTC If ride-hailing app Uber goes public next year its valuation could…

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Warning against 'volcano tourism' risks

Thrill-seeking tourists are putting themselves in danger and hampering emergency services by heading towards volcanoes when they erupt.A report from the Royal Geographical Society warns of the growing…

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Snapchat takes on TikTok with lip sync 'Lens Challenge'

Snapchat's  new 'Lens challenge' feature.Image: snap By Karissa Bell2018-12-20 00:13:55 UTC The copied has become the copier.  Snapchat, whose features Facebook and others have spent…

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When is a sale actually a sale?

First it was the High Street, now it's online as well: retailers are desperate to attract consumers by offering huge discounts.There's talk of clothing firms slashing prices to jumble-sale levels in a…

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Fed raises rates in defiance of Trump

The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates again, defying warnings from Donald Trump against the move.Officials at the US central bank voted to lift the Fed's key interest rate by 0.25%, to a target…

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'Fraudulent' charity runners condemned

Runners who did the Great North Run using charity places but did not raise any money have been described as "fraudulent" by the race organisers. It is after a BBC investigation found 1,278 people who…

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PUBG Mobile Vikendi Snow Map Download Now Available on Android and iOS

As scheduled, PUBG Mobile has received the Vikendi snow map for Android and iOS. This follows the PUBG Mobile 0.10.0 update that went live earlier this week which added support for Vikendi. Keep in mind…

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Study: Major Causes Of Death In Children In The US Include Car Crashes, Guns : Goats and Soda - NPR

Enlarge this image A new study from the New England Journal of Medicine finds that motor vehicle crashes were one of the leading causes of death among children and adolescents in the U.S. in 2016. Tim…

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Someone stole this woman's tiny home. But police tracked it down. - Boston.com

Associated Press December 19, 2018 5:23 pm ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say they’ve tracked down a tiny home that was stolen in St. Louis. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak said detectives…

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KISS' Ace Frehley: Music stars should be leery of anti-Trump bandwagon

KISS legend Ace Frehley is opening about why he thinks politics and music don't mix.In a new interview with the "Juliet: Unexpected" podcast (via Loudwire), the 67-year-old…

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Alabama No. 1 in recruiting ranking after early signing - AL.com

As the early signing day winds down, the class rankings are starting to take shape.And after Alabama finished No. 5 in last season’s cycle, the Crimson Tide is back on top.Nick Saban and his staff…

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Microsoft Issues Emergency Fix for IE Zero Day — Krebs on Security - Krebs on Security

Microsoft today released an emergency software patch to plug a critical security hole in its Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser that attackers are already using to break into Windows computers. The…

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Conservatives voice frustration after Trump signals 'gutless' retreat on border wall

Just over a week after President Trump forcefully suggested he'd risk a government shutdown to secure border wall funding, the White House is now signaling a retreat -- and top conservative commenators…

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'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' is officially getting a sequel

MWP_3279.tif By Proma Khosla2018-12-19 23:27:41 UTC We definitely suspected, but it's good to know: Netflix's charming To All the Boys I've Loved Before is getting a sequel, based on the novel Jenny Han.…

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College football recruiting: National Signing Day updates, 2019 team rankings for Early Signing Period - CBS Sports

While the Early Signing Period will continue until late Friday evening, the majority of the action is now in the books as the Class of 2019 takes shape across the country. The normal suspects had big…

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Microsoft Issues Emergency Fix for IE Zero Day - Krebs on Security

Microsoft today released an emergency software patch to plug a critical security hole in its Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser that attackers are already using to break into Windows computers. The…

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Facebook's bad news from the last 24 hours, ranked

Live photo from Mark Zuckerberg's office rn.Image: Getty Images By Rachel Kraus2018-12-19 22:53:13 UTC It hasn't been Facebook's year. Or, years, really. But it really, really hasn't been the company's…

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Trump bugging out in Syria

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**On the roster: Trump bugging out in Syria - I’ll Tell You What: It’s all about delivery - Q Poll: Dems like Biden,…

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Brexit referendum 'plausible' if MPs can't decide - Amber Rudd

Another Brexit referendum will become a "plausible" way forward if there is deadlock in Parliament, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said.She told ITV's Peston that while she did not personally…

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The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is a preview of OnePlus's premium future

DisclosureEvery product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Gaudy, this phone is not.Image:…

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Hackers beat 2-factor protection with automated phishing attacks

Image: Vasily Pindyurin/Getty Images/fStop Michael Kan for PCMag 2018-12-19 22:25:46 UTC Follow @https://twitter.com/PCMag PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent…

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Barack Obama dressed as Santa to surprise kids at a children's hospital

By Nicole Gallucci2018-12-19 22:38:16 UTC 'Tis the season to watch the former president of the United States be cute as hell, apparently. Barack Obama spent Wednesday donning a Santa hat and spreading…

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Cat in Maryland that received $19G kidney transplant dies at 18, owner says

A cat in Baltimore, Maryland that received a $19,000 kidney transplant just over a year ago has died.Stanley the feline was 18 years old. His owner, Betsy Boyd, told The Baltimore Sun she chose to put…

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Eliza Dushku breaks silence on Michael Weatherly sexual harassment allegations

Actress Eliza Dushku said she was fired from the CBS series “Bull” after she accused her co-star Michael Weatherly of sexual harassment.The shocking revelation comes just days after the…

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How the Platform Economy is improving our lives

Advertising Content from Citi By Mashable Brand X By Mashable Brand X Platforms have existed for decades, but the modern platform economy has completely disrupted traditional business models in ways that…

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'Life-Size 2' is a made-for-TV Christmas movie with a (gasp!) bisexual character

By Heather Dockray2018-12-19 22:07:26 UTC [embedded content] For years, queer representation has been sorely lacking in the most venerate genres: made-for-TV Christmas movies. I personally can't say I…

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Get a $25 Starbucks digital gift card and Amazon will give you $5

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Who doesn't love Starbucks gift cards? Nobody, that's who.Image: pexels By Dorothy PittiMashable…

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Trump signs executive order giving Christmas Eve off to federal employees

Federal employees were offered an early holiday gift this year from President Trump when he signed an executive order that relieved workers from their duties on Christmas Eve.The decree issued on Tuesday…

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Dow falls sharply after Fed raises interest rates - CNN

Investors are worried that the Fed adjusted its economic growth forecast lower for 2019 while still signaling that it would continue to raise rates — albeit at a slower pace. Most Fed governors…

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Scientists slam door on the alleged 'pause' in global warming

Image: Shutterstock / Barce Rumkabu By Mark Kaufman2018-12-19 20:46:17 UTC Today, climate change deniers will resurrect the tired old argument that Earth's global warming stalled sometime at the beginning…

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Inflatable snowmen recorded having 'serious brawl' during windstorm

We thought snowmen were supposed to be jolly, happy souls.Two inflatable versions got into a “serious brawl” in Brookings, Ore. — or at least it appeared that way in a funny video…

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ObamaCare, despite court ruling and claims of GOP sabotage, posts solid enrollment numbers

Days after a federal judge ruled the entire law unconstitutional, President Obama's Affordable Care Act has posted unexpectedly strong sign-ups for coverage next year, government figures released Wednesday…

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Kevin Hart finishes year as the second-highest-paid comedian in the world

Kevin Hart has no reason to lament being left out as the Oscars’ lead man.Despite backing out of hosting the Academy Awards earlier this month when a series of insensitive tweets he posted years…

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Grab a Dell monitor on sale for $150 off and snag an extra $150 gift card with this deal

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Start off 2019 with a monitor from Dell that will actually make you want to work.Image: Dell By Leah…

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw called Pete Davidson after 'SNL' star's troubling Instagram post

Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw said he called Pete Davidson after hearing about the disturbing social media message the "Saturday Night Live" star posted over the weekend.Crenshaw, the former Navy…

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May to urge Scottish and Welsh ministers to back Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May is to urge the first ministers of Scotland and Wales to back her Brexit deal at a summit in London.The leaders of the devolved administrations will meet UK ministers at Downing…

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Comey: DOJ official reacted to Trump exoneration requests saying 'God, I was hoping that would go away'

Former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers that then-Acting Attorney General Dana Boente responded to President Trump's requests for a Justice Department statement that he was not under investigation…

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Reporter shouts at Sarah Sanders after briefing: ‘Do your job, Sarah!’

A reporter shouted "do your job" at White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday, as she wrapped up the briefing after roughly 15 minutes at the podium.Breakfast Media’s Andrew…

White House sounding less proud about shutdown

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**On the roster: White House sounding less proud about shutdown - It's McSally after all - Trump campaign to absorb…

Facebook banned mastectomy nipple tattoo pictures

A woman who provides nipple tattoos to women who have undergone mastectomies has criticised Facebook for banning pictures of her work.Gemma Winstanley from East Yorkshire carries out the work for free,…

Nate Silver dismisses Russian trolls’ influence on 2016 election

FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver poo-pooed the notion that Russian trolls really helped President Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election in a series of tweets on Monday.It all started…

Jenna Jameson swears off snacking in latest weight loss advice post

Jenna Jameson can't stop herself from sharing her diet tips after shedding nearly 80 pounds of post-baby weight using the keto diet."Things that have helped me lose weight- I stopped snacking. I…

Miley Cyrus reveals NSFW fact about Liam Hemsworth's anatomy


Miley Cyrus risked a nip slip on “Saturday Night Live” while she performed her new hit singleMiley Cyrus revealed details about Liam Hemsworth's anatomy that isn’t necessarily…

Angling Direct: The company bucking the retail slump

Angling Direct has bucked the recent trend of poor figures from retailers by revealing bumper sales over the four months to November.The fishing equipment retailer's sales rose by 31.5% to £14.6m…

Lady Gaga and A Star is Born snubbed by London critics

The nominations have been announced for the London Critics' Circle film awards - and a certain lady was conspicuous by her absence.Despite being shortlisted for five Golden Globes, Lady Gaga's A Star…

Brexit: Cabinet consider ramping up no-deal plans

The cabinet has met to discuss whether to ramp up preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid uncertainty over the fate of Theresa May's proposed EU exit deal. Ministers were hearing how much money each department…

Sorry, but LadBaby won't be Christmas number one

It's official, theheadlinessay, there's a nail-biting, three-way race for this year's Christmas number one.Ariana Grande's current chart-topper is facing fierce competition from US newcomer Ava Max and…

Lenovo Z5 Pro GT With Snapdragon 855 SoC, Up to 12GB of RAM Launched: Price, Specifications

Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has been unveiled alongside the Lenovo Z5s on Tuesday. The new model has debuted as the world's first Snapdragon 855 SoC-powered smartphone. The new SoC was launched earlier this month…

Government still committed to net migration target - Brokenshire

The government's target of reducing net migration to less than 100,000 a year has been left out of draft proposals for a new immigration system. But Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said the government…

Micromax Infinity N11, Infinity N12 With Display Notch, Dual Rear Camera Setup Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Micromax on Tuesday expanded its smartphone bouquet by launching the Infinity N-Series in India. The new series includes the Infinity N11 and Infinity N12. Both new smartphones sport display notch design…

Kelly Slater pulls off 'Houdini Tube Ride' after falling off board, getting back on mid wave

Surf star Kelly Slater pulled off the "Houdini Tube Ride," a nearly impossible move in one of the world's most challenging waves at Billabong Pipe Masters in Hawaii over…

Monday, 17 December 2018

WhatsApp for Android Gets Picture-in-Picture Feature for All Users

WhatsApp has brought the anticipated Picture-in-Picture (PiP) feature to all Android users. The Facebook-owned company has been adding new features to the messenger on a regular basis, and usually introduces…

Brexit: Cabinet to consider ramping up no-deal plans

The cabinet will discuss whether the government should ramp up preparations for a no-deal Brexit when it meets later this morning.It comes after Theresa May said MPs would not vote on her Brexit deal…

Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study finds - KABC-TV

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released - but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests.The curious finding startled researchers, who had figured…

SNL sends Pete Davidson to get help after troubling Instagram post: report - Fox News

"Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels is reportedly sending Pete Davidson to "get help" after the comedian posted a nearly suicidal message online hours before the show aired…

SNL sends Pete Davidson to get help after troubling Instagram post: report

"Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels is reportedly sending Pete Davidson to "get help" after the comedian posted a nearly suicidal message online hours before the show aired…

Waste plan floats bottle deposit scheme

Consumers will have to pay a returnable deposit on bottles, cans and disposable cups under a new government strategy.The strategy also compels councils to provide separate collections for food waste.Recycling…

Flynn responses in fateful White House interview documented in witness report released by Mueller

Then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn told FBI agents at the White House on January 24, 2017 "not really" when asked if he had sought to convince Russian ambassador not to escalate a…

Kevin Durant free agency rumors: KD will tell Warriors he wants one-year max deal with a player option

Kevin Durant informed the Warriors of his intention to opt out of his contract, but it never felt like he was going to actually leave Golden State. Durant reportedly will confirm that after free agency…

The critics who hated the Dick Cheney biopic 'Vice' really, really hated it

Image: anapurna pictures By Alison Foreman2018-12-17 21:38:39 UTC When it comes to Adam McKay's VICE, critics are on very different sides of the (theater) aisle.  Despite early and persistent Oscar…

Trilobites: Saturn With No Rings? It Could Happen, and Sooner Than Astronomers Expected

Supported byTrilobitesSaturn With No Rings? It Could Happen, and Sooner Than Astronomers ExpectedThe “ring rain” that falls into the gas giant is so abundant that the icy bands could disappear…

Pete Davidson's friends rally to his side

"As soon as he posted that, his circle immediately jumped into action," a source with knowledge of the situation told CNN. "That includes his ex-fiancee, Ariana Grande, who dropped everything to be there…

Missing Flynn document in Mueller file could rile judge at sentencing hearing

The apparent omission of a key document from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest filing in the case of Michael Flynn could cause turbulence at Tuesday's scheduled sentencing hearing for…

Save up to $165 on select Garmin GPS smartwatches on Amazon

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Save big on Garmin.Image: Garmin By Rudie ObiasMashable Deals2018-12-17 18:02:05 UTC If you're…

Republicans question Comey over newly released FBI file on Trump dossier

Republicans are questioning former FBI Director James Comey behind closed doors Monday on a host of Russia probe-related issues -- including a newly released FBI briefing document related to the…

Facebook locks National Weather Service out of dozens of accounts

Dozens of National Weather Service Facebook accounts were recently locked as the social media giant continued its crackdown of fake profiles.Approximately 70 NWS Facebook accounts were locked, and…

Russians sought to recruit 'assets' through social media, Senate told - CNN

The reports, both of which were commissioned by the committee, are based on troves of data that Facebook, Twitter, and Google handed over to the committee about the Russian campaign to influence the 2016…

Luis Garcia and Steve McManaman confident of Liverpool progress - FourFourTwo

Former Liverpool pair Luis Garcia and Steve McManaman are united in their confidence that the Reds will have too much for Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League. Liverpool finished second…

The wildest internet challenges of 2018

Image: The Toronto Star / Getty ImagesBy Chloe Bryan2018-12-17 13:00:00 UTC Another year, another slew of weird but lowkey kind of fun internet challenges. The #InMyFeelingsChallenge was the big star…

Shenzhen, China's Reform Pioneer, Leads Tech Revolution

The southern city of Shenzhen is the symbol of the transformative reforms launched by China 40 years ago: former fishing villages that morphed into a global manufacturing hub.Today Shenzhen is again at…

Trump's Washington faces one last week of uproar in 2018 - CNN

Looming over everything is the new reality, fueled by weeks of court filings by special counsel Robert Mueller and other prosecutors, that every corner of Trump's public life is now under investigation:…

Spend your holiday bonus on this self-flying 4K camera drone that just went on sale

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: zero zero robotics By Team CommerceMashable Deals2018-12-17 10:00:00 UTC A car payment or…

Energy firms SSE and Npower scrap merger plan

Energy firm SSE has scrapped its plan to merge with rival Npower, a deal that would have created the UK's second-biggest energy supplier.The two said last month they would have to renegotiate the deal,…

Asos issues profit warning over fashion discounting

Online fashion retailer Asos has warned of lower profits this financial year after "unprecedented" discounting hit its trading in November.Despite sales growth of 14% from September to November, it had…

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Annual survey: Teen vaping soars as opioid use, drinking decline - USA TODAY

Ken Alltucker USA TODAY Published 12:05 AM EST Dec 17, 2018 The percentage of high school seniors who say they vaped nicotine in the past 30 days nearly doubled this year, a dramatic increase that federal…

'Orange is the New Black' actress Yael Stone accuses Geoffrey Rush of inappropriate behavior

'Orange Is The New Black' star Yael Stone accused Geoffrey Rush of inappropriate behaviorImage: Don Arnold/Getty Images for Australian LGBTI Awards By Johnny Lieu2018-12-17 03:33:13 UTC Orange…

Apple Said to Produce New Snoopy, Peanuts Cartoon Series

Apple will produce a new animated series starring Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, created by the late American cartoonist Charles Schulz, for its video platform, a source close to the deal said Friday, confirming…

Workplace reforms 'will protect gig economy workers'

Workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees or "gig economy" workers are to be better protected by a package of workplace reforms, the government says.Under new legislation to be introduced on Monday,…

Delivery robot catches fire at university campus, students set up vigil

A KiwiBot burst into flames on UC Berkeley's campus.Image: kiwibot By Johnny Lieu2018-12-17 02:45:18 UTC A KiwiBot, an automated food delivery robot which is present on UC Berkeley's campus, caught…

FCA under fire over Lloyds compensation scheme

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been criticised for allowing Lloyds Banking Group to set up a "flawed" compensation scheme for victims of a massive fraud. The SME Alliance, which represents…

HS2: MPs had 'enormously wrong' cost estimate, says whistleblower

An early cost estimate MPs had when they were approving the HS2 high-speed rail project was "enormously wrong", a former HS2 boss has told BBC Panorama.Doug Thornton said the costing underestimated the…

New EU referendum would break faith with Britons, May to warn MPs

Holding another referendum on the EU would "break faith with the British people", Theresa May will warn MPs.Former PMs John Major and Tony Blair are among those urging a new referendum if MPs cannot agree…

Kylie Jenner weighs in on Kanye West's feud with Drake, says it's 'only positive energy' with Travis Scott

Kylie Jenner is shutting down swirling rumors that her boyfriend Travis Scott is in the midst of a feud with her brother-in-law Kanye West.The "Keeping up with the Kardashians"…

Blake Shelton says he and Gwen Stefani 'aren't just dating'

At around the same Gwen Stefani is on the record as saying that she and Blake Shelton are in no particular hurry to get hitched, Shelton is asserting that their relationship goes deeper than…

HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 35

The co-founder of the popular app HQ Trivia, Colin Kroll, has been found dead in his apartment in New York at the age of 35.The CEO, who also co-founded the video platform Vine, was found by police after…

Giuliani indicates conversations with Trump on Trump Tower Moscow occurred later than previously known - CNN

On ABC's "This Week," Giuliani seemed to reference Trump's written responses to special counsel Robert Mueller, saying the conversations about the proposed Moscow project went as far as the tail end of…

'Kingdom Hearts III' may have leaked, but its biggest spoilers are still safe

Some Kingdom Hearts 3 spoilers are out there, but not the most important ones.Image: square enix By Alexis Nedd2018-12-16 18:03:43 UTC Square Enix's hotly anticipated Kingdom Hearts III isn't supposed…

Every NASA Apollo mission in history, explained - Business Insider

A photo of Earth taken during the Apollo 8 mission in 1968.NASA Nearly 50 years have passed since NASA's Apollo 8 mission orbited the moon for the first time in history. On December 21, 1968, astronauts…

Leslie Jones and Matt Damon nearly kick each other's asses over Weezer on 'SNL'

By Alexis Nedd2018-12-16 16:16:55 UTC [embedded content] In this Saturday Night Live sketch, a normal dinner party at a neighbor's house turns into an all-out duel when Leslie Jones and Matt Damon realize…

Sturgeon puts more pressure on Labour to table confidence motion

Nicola Sturgeon is putting more pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to call a confidence motion against the UK government.The first minister believes the motion could succeed, but is only guaranteed if it is raised…

Brexit: What happens next may have to be put to MPs' vote - Fox

Media playback is unsupported on your device If Theresa May's Brexit deal isn't passed by MPs, then Parliament might have to decide what to do next, Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said.The senior Brexiteer…

Love animated holiday movies? Learn to create your own for $25.

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: Pexels By Team CommerceMashable Deals2018-12-16 10:00:00 UTC Fun fact: It took 24 frames to…

Cleveland Browns get big win in Denver: Crowquill - cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns improved to 6-7-1 and kept their playoff chances alive by beating the Denver Broncos (6-8) on the road, 17-16.The Browns had lost 11 straight regular season…

Qatar Petroleum to invest $20 billion in US in major expansion - CNBC

Qatar Petroleum (QP) is looking to invest at least $20 billion in the United States over the coming few years, its chief executive told Reuters, after the Gulf Arab state quit OPEC, freeing Doha from…

Take an extra 15% off these affordable alternatives to AirPods

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: Airtaps By Team CommerceMashable Deals2018-12-16 10:00:00 UTC Apple's AirPods have earned…

Trump blasts shuttering Weekly Standard as ‘pathetic and dishonest,’ rips editor Kristol

Many conservatives may have been saddened by Friday’s news that the Weekly Standard, a publication that has existed for 23 years, will be ceasing operations this month. But don’t count President…

Katowice: COP24 Climate change deal to bring pact to life

Negotiators in Poland have finally secured agreement on a range of measures that will make the Paris climate pact operational in 2020.Last-minute rows over carbon markets threatened to derail the two-week…

Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph defends kicking field goal on fourth-and-1 vs. Cleveland Browns -- 'I wanted points there' - ESPN

1:53 AM ETDENVER -- The Denver Broncos went with math over a gut feel Saturday night, and many of their faithful left the 17-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns talking about a fourth-and-1 on which the team…

Saturday, 15 December 2018

‘Text tax’ vote canceled by California utilities panel after FCC ruling

The California Public Utilities Commission has withdrawn from its January meeting agenda a scheduled vote on imposing a tax on text messaging.The move came after the Federal Communications Commission…

UFC on FOX 31: 'Devastated' Kevin Lee Thought He Won First Three Rounds Against Al Iaquinta - MMAFightingonSBN

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Hillary Clinton writes letter consoling girl, 8, who ran for class president against boy -- and lost

Hillary Clinton surprised an 8-year-old girl with a letter earlier this month after the elementary school student lost an election for class president to a boy by a single vote.Martha Kennedy Morales,…

Theresa May condemns Tony Blair's new Brexit vote call

Theresa May has attacked one of her predecessors - accusing Tony Blair of "undermining" the Brexit talks by calling for another referendum.She called his comments an "insult to the office he once held"…

Robyn: 'I didn't want to be a role model'

In the eight years since Robyn last released an album, pop grew around the void she left.No self-respecting pop album is now complete without a "sadbanger" - a song you can cry and dance to at the same…

Obama pushes for ObamaCare enrollments after Texas judge deems law unconstitutional

Barack Obama took to social media Saturday to urge people to sign up for health care on the final day of Affordable Care Act enrollment. His appeal came a day after a Texas judge struck down the former…

'SNL' star Pete Davidson accounted for after alarming Instagram post: report

Pete Davidson, one of the cast members from "Saturday Night Live," has been accounted for and seems fine after writing an alarmingly grim message on Instagram, Deadline.com reported…

Climate talks end with a deal to keep countries committed to the Paris Agreement

Image: Czarek Sokolowski/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Adam Rosenberg2018-12-15 23:10:42 UTC There's now a set of standards for all Paris Agreement-aligned countries to stick to as they work to mitigate the…

Prada apologizes for 'Pradamalia' toys that evoke racist blackface imagery

Prada's Pradamalia toys and keychains recall the long, racist history of blackface imageryImage: pradaBy Jess Joho2018-12-15 22:49:43 UTC In the 2018 holiday season, luxury fashion brands appear to…

Climate change: COP24 deal to bring Paris pact to life

Negotiators in Poland have finally secured agreement on a range of measures that will make the Paris climate pact operational in 2020.Last-minute rows over carbon markets threatened to derail the meeting…

Nations agree rulebook on climate change

Nearly 200 nations agree rules on implementing 2015 Paris agreement at UN climate conference after marathon talksThis breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please…

Ariana Grande plans special Manchester concert during 2019 tour

Ariana Grande is planning to return to Manchester with "a special show" as part of her world tour next summer.She will return to the city two years after 22 people died in a bomb attack on her gig at…

'Aquaman' Soundtrack Features Pitbull Covering Toto's 'Africa' For Some Reason - /FILM

Quick – when you think of Aquaman, what’s the first song that immediately springs to mind? Whatever song you just thought of, I can almost guarantee that it wasn’t “Africa”…

California farm linked to romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak recalls additional produce

A California farm that federal health officials traced to the recent E.coli outbreak from romaine lettuce has recalled additional produce “out of an abundance of caution,” the facility…

Twitter wants advertisers to ditch Tucker Carlson after his latest xenophobic remarks

Carlson is facing pressure from advertisers after a particularly egregious showImage: Getty Images By Heather Dockray2018-12-15 15:53:43 UTC Words still occasionally have consequences — even on…

Michelle Obama's letter to her younger self is so tender it has broken me

Extreme joy from Michelle ObamaImage: jack taylor/Getty Images By Heather Dockray2018-12-15 15:00:00 UTC This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that…

Mars 'terror,' future Moon missions and an epic journey to the Sun: 2018’s year in space

2018 has been a busy year for space exploration. Here are some of the highlights:MARS LANDER’S ‘SEVEN MINUTES OF TERROR’NASA’s Mars InSight Lander reached the Red Planet on…

Cohen lacks 'specifics' and credibility on Trump hush-money allegations: Mollie Hemingway

The president’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen's interview on Friday did little to support his claims that Trump directed him to make hush-money payments, The Federalist senior editor Mollie…

Author of Ohio's strict abortion bill believes Supreme Court will welcome it 'with open arms' - NBC News

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEDec. 15, 2018 / 11:59 AM GMTBy Elizabeth ChuckA bill that would…