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Trump Speaks With Taiwan’s Leader, an Affront to China

Trump Speaks With Taiwan’s Leader, an Affront to China

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump spoke by telephone with Taiwan’s president on Friday, a striking break with nearly four decades of diplomatic practice that could precipitate a major rift with China even before Mr. Trump takes office.

Small Brazilian city prepares to bury remains of soccer club

Small Brazilian city prepares to bury remains of soccer club

CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — A small Brazilian city that was captivated by the rise of its modest soccer club planned on Saturday to bury the dead from a plane crash that claimed most of the team’s players and staff. A memorial service for the Chapecoense …

That 'free cruise' robocall could get you up to $500 as part of $76M settlement

That ‘free cruise’ robocall could get you up to $500 as part of $76M settlement

For anyone whose meal, TV show, tryst or other activity was interrupted by a blaring robocall offering a “free” Caribbean cruise, your ship may have just come in. Caribbean Cruise Line has agreed to pay between $56 million and $76 million to settle a class …

San Bernardino massacre memorial: Victims, responders honored with moment of silence

San Bernardino massacre memorial: Victims, responders honored with moment of silence

Julie Swann-Paez got only a few words out before she began crying. “When I was asked to speak tonight my first response was no,” Swann-Paez said. But she changed her mind because she wanted to tell audience about the 14 people who died exactly a year …

Student stabs, kills University of Southern California professor, police say

Student stabs, kills University of Southern California professor, police say

(CNN)A student fatally stabbed University of Southern California psychology professor Friday, police said. The professor, identified as Bosco Tjan in a letter released by the university, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Prosecutors try to use 'beyond-the-grave' testimony at Hobos' gang trial

Prosecutors try to use ‘beyond-the-grave’ testimony at Hobos’ gang trial

Chicago drug dealer Keith Daniels was secretly cooperating against leaders of the notoriously violent Hobos street gang in 2013 when he gave chilling testimony to a federal grand jury describing one gang member’s disdain for police informants. Paris …

Naperville community activist shot to death in Chicago

Naperville community activist shot to death in Chicago

Ronald Allen spent Thursday night playing cards with old friends in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, where his insurance agency had thrived for four decades. After bidding the group good night and starting his trip home to Naperville, gunfire erupted and 73 …

Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus, student arrested

Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus, student arrested

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A student stabbed a psychology professor to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday in what was a personal dispute, authorities said. Los Angeles Police Officer Meghan Aguilar said the professor …

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Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis: 7 memorable quotes

U.S. Joint Forces Command Commander James Mattis speaks at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. Over a career spanning more than four decades in the Marine Corps, retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis – Donald Trump’s pick for …

Beloved clown who comforted children in war-torn Aleppo killed in strike

Beloved clown who comforted children in war-torn Aleppo killed in strike

London (CNN)Happy children dance with a rosy-cheeked clown in a floppy birthday cake hat and oversized orange tie, their Eid celebrations a rare moment of joy amid the horrors of life under siege in Syria. Footage of the July 2015 party, shot by activist …

Mexicans fret over coming immigration changes under Trump administration

Mexicans fret over coming immigration changes under Trump administration

TIJUANA – Armed U.S. border patrol officers sit idly along a twisting mountain road that divides California and its southern neighbor, Baja Mexico, surveying the parched terrain that extends to the ocean. Some days, U.S.-bound illegal immigrants …

Tenn. Woman Recounts Her Narrow Escape From Wildfires: 'Flames Started Shooting Out From All Around'

Tenn. Woman Recounts Her Narrow Escape From Wildfires: ‘Flames Started Shooting Out From All Around’

From her hospital bed, Debbie Brooks recounted her narrow escape from the wildfires that destroyed her home and devastated her Tennessee community. The Gatlinburg, Tennessee, resident spoke to ABC affiliate WATE on Thursday in her room at the University of …

From Somalia to U.S.: Ohio State Attacker’s Path to Violence

From Somalia to U.S.: Ohio State Attacker’s Path to Violence

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The young refugee smiled broadly as he accepted his associate degree from a local community college less than seven months ago, jumping in the air on stage as the announcer said, “Abdul Razak Artan, cum laude.” Mr. Artan, who had …

The Latest: Professor killed on Calif. campus identified

The Latest: Professor killed on Calif. campus identified

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the fatal stabbing of a professor on the University of Southern California campus (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The president of the University of Southern California has identified the professor stabbed to death by a …

Sherri Papini kidnapping case baffles California police

Sherri Papini kidnapping case baffles California police

Three weeks after Sherri Papini disappeared, the question of whether she was dead or alive was answered when the young mother and wife was spotted waving frantically for help along a California freeway early on Thanksgiving morning. But the mystery over …

Death Toll in Tennessee Wildfires Rises to 13 as Recovery Efforts Are Underway

Death Toll in Tennessee Wildfires Rises to 13 as Recovery Efforts Are Underway

A total of 13 deaths have now been confirmed in the massive wildfires that have devastated eastern Tennessee’s Sevier County, officials said today. The fires, described as the state’s largest in 100 years, are believed to be human-caused, authorities said.

Three held for observation after chlorine leak near Baton Rouge

Three held for observation after chlorine leak near Baton Rouge

Emergency crews are responding to reports of a chlorine leak at DOW Chemical Plant near Baton Rouge. Last Updated Dec 2, 2016 11:48 PM EST PLAQUEMINE, La. – Three employees are being held for observation after a chlorine release at a DOW Chemical Plant …

Fidel Castro's final tour across the homeland he ruled for nearly half a century

Fidel Castro’s final tour across the homeland he ruled for nearly half a century

A white helicopter circling above the central Plaza of Liberty signaled that the long-awaited moment was imminent. Onlookers who had been waiting for hours were lined three and four deep along the narrow streets, straining for a glimpse at this historic …

Iran Owns 5% Of Firm Building Israeli Navy Subs; Gov't Probe Widens

Iran Owns 5% Of Firm Building Israeli Navy Subs; Gov’t Probe Widens

In a convoluted development intersecting the energy sector and middle eastern geopolitics, media is Israel is reporting that Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has ordered a police probe into allegations that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …

NYC settles on Airbnb deal to slap hosts with fines instead of home-sharing company

NYC settles on Airbnb deal to slap hosts with fines instead of home-sharing company

New York City has settled a lawsuit with Airbnb that the company filed to stop a new state law that fines hosts who post illegal apartment listings as high as $7,500. Under the terms of the deal announced late Friday, the city has agreed not to use the law …

Bergdahl requests pardon from President Obama, US officials

Bergdahl requests pardon from President Obama, US officials

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl–held captive for five years after being captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan–has requested a pardon from President Obama, Fox News has learned from two senior US officials. According to a well-placed source, Bergdahl thanked the …

Judge to Mich.: You must deliver bottled water to Flint

Judge to Mich.: You must deliver bottled water to Flint

House Speaker Paul Ryan is promising that a long-delayed aid package to help Flint, Michigan, address its lead-tainted water system is on track to pass into law by the end of the year. The Wisconsin Republican says the $220 million or so aid package will …

Court settlement filed over West Virginia mine pollution

Court settlement filed over West Virginia mine pollution

Environmentalists and the Pocahontas Land Corp. have agreed to settle a lawsuit over coal mine drainage into streams in southern West Virginia. The environmental groups say Pocahontas’ former White Flame mountaintop-removal mine in Mingo County continues …

Sarah Palin Calls Out Trump's Carrier Deal, Warns Against 'Crony Capitalism'

Sarah Palin Calls Out Trump’s Carrier Deal, Warns Against ‘Crony Capitalism’

An unexpected dissenting voice came out Friday against a Trump administration brokered deal to keep a Carrier plant in Indiana and save around 1,000 jobs. Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in an op-ed for the Young Conservatives …

You'll Never See The Shocking Twist In This Gun Violence PSA Coming

You’ll Never See The Shocking Twist In This Gun Violence PSA Coming

As we approach the four-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a new gun violence PSA is urging viewers to open their eyes to the early warning signs of potentially dangerous behavior. After their 6-year-old sons were killed …

Essential Politics: State treasurer seeks help for pot businesses using cash, politics podcast digs into the choice for attorney general

Essential Politics: State treasurer seeks help for pot businesses using cash, politics podcast digs into the choice for attorney general

The phone call that Gov. Jerry Brown made on Wednesday night was unusual. A governor who marches to his own methodical timetable for decisions was having his hand forced by the politics of Capitol Hill, and the job of California attorney general hung in …

Iraq: Death toll climbs as urban warfare slows battle for Mosul

Iraq: Death toll climbs as urban warfare slows battle for Mosul

Irbil, Iraq (CNN)Nearly 2,000 Iraqi troops were killed across Iraq in November as they battled to force ISIS extremists from the country, according to newly released UN figures. That’s nearly triple the number of military casualties reported in October …

Report: Santa Rosa shooter shot himself in head in get-away

Report: Santa Rosa shooter shot himself in head in get-away

A man who allegedly shot another man inside a home off a dirt road in Kenwood shot himself in the head as he fled the scene of the shooting and police, according to officials and news reports. Just before 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call from …

Alleged Charleston shooter has secret he intends to keep

Alleged Charleston shooter has secret he intends to keep

The accused Charleston church shooter had a troubled past even before he was arrested for killing nine people at Emanuel AME Church in June 2015. USA TODAY NETWORK CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white supremacist accused of killing nine black parishioners during …

Cellphones never got text message to evacuate horrific Tennessee wildfire

Cellphones never got text message to evacuate horrific Tennessee wildfire

Photographer Brandon Reese and his work partner walked through the fire that scorched the town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, classifying it as ‘an apocalyptic wasteland.’ USA TODAY NETWORK Embed Share Aerial video shows homes and trees damaged in wildfires in …

2016 on pace to be deadliest year for migrants crossing the Mediterranean

2016 on pace to be deadliest year for migrants crossing the Mediterranean

This year is set to become the deadliest on record for migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea. The number of people who perished traversing the sea in hopes of a better life in Europe has reached nearly 4,300 for 2016. The rising death toll …

Yes it snows in Hawaii: More than 2 feet of snow in forecast

Yes it snows in Hawaii: More than 2 feet of snow in forecast

Snow at the Mauna Kea summit Friday afternoon. HONOLULU –The summits of Hawaii’s Big Island could get more than two feet of snow, with a winter storm warning in effect through Saturday. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Saturday evening for …

Castro's ashes make their way to the city where his revolution began

Castro’s ashes make their way to the city where his revolution began

Fidel Castro chose to be interred in eastern Cuba because that was where he was from and where his revolution started. Video by Jack Gruber, USA TODY SANTIAGO DE CUBA — For Cubans who live in this eastern city of Cuba, Fidel Castro’s decision to lay his …

Why Did a Cop Follow a Man Home Before Killing Him With an AR-15?

Why Did a Cop Follow a Man Home Before Killing Him With an AR-15?

Video shows why Lt. Daniel Stephenson was justified in shooting Todd Browning, but no one has explained why he was there in the first place. Todd Browning died as a result of the Aug. 19, 2016, shooting, carried out by East Ridge police lieutenant Daniel …

Jack White's Third Man to Publish Standing Rock Students' Work

Jack White’s Third Man to Publish Standing Rock Students’ Work

“This is a situation that should not be viewed in isolation — this is a situation that affects us all. Water is life,” White’s publishing arm writes Jack White’s Third Man subsidiaries announced a collaborative project with Standing Rock’s Defenders of …

Chains and branded skin: California kidnap case baffles cops

Chains and branded skin: California kidnap case baffles cops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three weeks after Sherri Papini disappeared, the question of whether she was dead or alive was answered when the young mother and wife was spotted waving frantically for help along a California freeway early on Thanksgiving morning.

Donald Trump Invites Philippines Duterte To White House

Donald Trump Invites Philippines Duterte To White House

MANILA/WASHINGTON, Dec 3 - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump invited Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte to the White House next year during a “very engaging, animated” phone conversation, a Duterte aide said on Friday, amid rocky relations between …

Louisiana sheriff: Suspect was in his car when he shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight

Louisiana sheriff: Suspect was in his car when he shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight

TERRYTOWN, La.– The sheriff investigating the death of a former NFL player told reporters Friday that the man who shot Joe McKnight was in his vehicle when he fired the fatal shots. “Mr. Gasser did not stand over Mr. McKnight and fire shots into him …

Jury in Scott case in S.C. breaks for weekend amid deadlock

Jury in Scott case in S.C. breaks for weekend amid deadlock

The jury for the trial of Michael Slager told the judge it could not reach a consensus. Prosecutors then asked for the jury to be given the Allen Charge, a special set of instructions imploring the jury to go back and discuss further. WLTX Jurors in South …

Why U.S. airstrikes are still killing Syrian civilians even with the most high-tech targeting technology

Why U.S. airstrikes are still killing Syrian civilians even with the most high-tech targeting technology

The sun had yet to rise over the northern Syrian village of Al Tokhar on July 19 when a U.S. airstrike obliterated much of the town, leveling adobe buildings and killing families as they slept. Soon grisly photos of bloody corpses and grieving survivors …

EXCLUSIVE: Man busted for stealing MTA bus from Staten Island Ferry terminal — again

EXCLUSIVE: Man busted for stealing MTA bus from Staten Island Ferry terminal — again

Cops busted a 22-year-old man arrested two years ago for swiping a city bus for stealing another one at the same spot early Friday, officials said. Nickolas (Drizzy) Ellias is accused of taking off with the empty bus while it was parked at the Staten …

No Verdict Yet Reached in S.C. Police Shooting

No Verdict Yet Reached in S.C. Police Shooting

Angry Exchange Between Clinton and Trump Campaigns Aides | NBC News

Angry Exchange Between Clinton and Trump Campaigns Aides | NBC News

Gunman Released After Shooting Death Of Former NFL Star | NBC Nightly News

Gunman Released After Shooting Death Of Former NFL Star | NBC Nightly News

Jury Deadlocked In Trial Against S.C. Cop, Deliberations Continue | NBC Nightly News

Jury Deadlocked In Trial Against S.C. Cop, Deliberations Continue | NBC Nightly News

Dakota Pipeline Protesters Face Critical Moment As Deadline Approaches | NBC Nightly News

Dakota Pipeline Protesters Face Critical Moment As Deadline Approaches | NBC Nightly News

After Tragedy, Family Sounds Alarm On Drawstring Window Blinds | NBC Nightly News

After Tragedy, Family Sounds Alarm On Drawstring Window Blinds | NBC Nightly News

Raw: Kerry Meets with Russian Foreign Minister

Raw: Kerry Meets with Russian Foreign Minister

Rescuers Pull Woman from Collapsed S.D. Building

Rescuers Pull Woman from Collapsed S.D. Building

Gatlinburg Residents Return to Burned Homes

Gatlinburg Residents Return to Burned Homes

Clinton, Trump Staffers Trade Jabs at Harvard

Clinton, Trump Staffers Trade Jabs at Harvard

Police Release Gunman Who Killed Ex-NFL Player Joe McKnight | NBC News

Police Release Gunman Who Killed Ex-NFL Player Joe McKnight | NBC News

Before The TSA: Private Airport Security: VICE News Tonight on HBO (Full Segment)

Before The TSA: Private Airport Security: VICE News Tonight on HBO (Full Segment)

Follow A Factory Worker On Her Last Shift Before The Plant Was Closed: VICE News Tonight On HBO

Follow A Factory Worker On Her Last Shift Before The Plant Was Closed: VICE News Tonight On HBO

Amur Tiger Cubs Make Debut at Milwaukee Zoo

Amur Tiger Cubs Make Debut at Milwaukee Zoo

Pentagon Analyst Calls Mattis A "Good Choice"

Pentagon Analyst Calls Mattis A “Good Choice”

Pelosi: Russia Hack Undermined Election

Pelosi: Russia Hack Undermined Election

House Passes $611 Billion Defense Policy Bill

House Passes $611 Billion Defense Policy Bill

TN Mayor: Can't Describe Feelings Over Tragedy

TN Mayor: Can’t Describe Feelings Over Tragedy

NFL Player Shot To Death After Altercation

NFL Player Shot To Death After Altercation

President Obama Delivers Message of Unity At National Tree Lighting | NBC News

President Obama Delivers Message of Unity At National Tree Lighting | NBC News

Obama Welcomes Next UN Chief to the White House

Obama Welcomes Next UN Chief to the White House

Vigil Held for Slain Tacoma Police Officer

Vigil Held for Slain Tacoma Police Officer

Trump Picks 'Mad Dog' General Mattis As Secretary Of Defense | NBC News

Trump Picks ‘Mad Dog’ General Mattis As Secretary Of Defense | NBC News

Donald Trump's First Victory Tour Speech Highlights | NBC News

Donald Trump’s First Victory Tour Speech Highlights | NBC News

First Family Lights the National Christmas Tree

First Family Lights the National Christmas Tree

Raw: Weekend Burial For Plane Crash Victims

Raw: Weekend Burial For Plane Crash Victims

Unemployment Hits 9-Year Low: Fed Rate Increase Ahead?

Unemployment Hits 9-Year Low: Fed Rate Increase Ahead?

Raw: Lucky Woman Barely Escapes Car Collision

Raw: Lucky Woman Barely Escapes Car Collision

Trump Picks Gen. 'Mad Dog' Mattis for Defense

Trump Picks Gen. ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis for Defense

High School Students Reproduce Lifesaving Drug

High School Students Reproduce Lifesaving Drug

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