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Omarosa Manigault Newman forced out of White House, sources say

Omarosa Manigault Newman forced out of White House, sources say

WASHINGTON — Omarosa Manigault Newman, a White House aide and former “Apprentice” contestant, was forced out of her job, even though the White House said she resigned, a senior Trump administration official told NBC News on Wednesday night. Press …

Disney, Fox deal combines two of world's biggest entertainment giants - live updates

Disney, Fox deal combines two of world’s biggest entertainment giants - live updates

Disney (DIS) is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox (FOXA) in a deal valued $52.4 billion, including film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in …

Omarosa Manigault speaks out about WH exit: 'I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable'

Omarosa Manigault speaks out about WH exit: ‘I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable’

Former reality-TV star turned White House staffer Omarosa Manigault today tried to set the record straight on her reportedly dramatic exit from the White House Tuesday, and alluded to situations in the White House “that have made me uncomfortable.”

Companies Hit by Sex Misconduct Target the Dreaded Holiday Party

Companies Hit by Sex Misconduct Target the Dreaded Holiday Party

Employees at Vox Media aren’t happy about this year’s holiday party. The media company, which employs hundreds of journalists, decided to end its open-bar policy following allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace. In lieu of unlimited drinks …

Omarosa Manigault Newman says she quit White House job, wasn’t fired

Omarosa Manigault Newman says she quit White House job, wasn’t fired

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman denied Thursday that she was fired from her White House position, insisting instead that she left on her own terms. In an interview with ABC’s “GMA,” Newman — whom a a senior Trump administration …

Mickey Mouse Gives Sky a Chance to Show Some Spine

Mickey Mouse Gives Sky a Chance to Show Some Spine

Chris Hughes is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering deals. He previously worked for Reuters Breakingviews, as well as the Financial Times and the Independent newspaper. Walt Disney Co.’s $52 billion deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. should put Sky …

Argentina submarine chased by British helicopter before vanishing, sailor's sister claims

Argentina submarine chased by British helicopter before vanishing, sailor’s sister claims

The sister’s account, made public Wednesday, was immediately blasted by Argentinian military officials as “completely untrue.” But Jessica Medina, whose brother Roberto Daniel Medina served aboard the sub, told Argentina’s La Gaceta newspaper in an …

Lady Gaga Wears Schutz as Shoemaker Eyes U.S. Expansion

Lady Gaga Wears Schutz as Shoemaker Eyes U.S. Expansion

A free endorsement by Lady Gaga is a pretty good way to start a foray into the U.S. market, even if the retail landscape there looks like it might turn into a bit of a wasteland. The singer and fashion icon posted pictures of herself Saturday night on …

Disney buys Fox TV, film studios as part of $52B deal

Disney buys Fox TV, film studios as part of $52B deal

Dec. 14 (UPI) –The Walt Disney Company announced Thursday it will acquire entertainment assets from 21st Century Fox in a deal worth more than $52 billion in stock. As part of the transaction, Disney will buy the 20th Century Fox film and television …

EU Unity Tested by Next Phase of Talks, Tusk Says: Brexit Update

EU Unity Tested by Next Phase of Talks, Tusk Says: Brexit Update

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is in Brussels for a European Union summit hours after facing an embarrassing defeat on her Brexit legislation at the hands of rebels in her own party. Leaders are expected on Friday to sign off on the deal May reached last …

Teva's New CEO to Cut 25% of Jobs to Rescue Ailing Drugmaker

Teva’s New CEO to Cut 25% of Jobs to Rescue Ailing Drugmaker

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced some of the most sweeping job cuts in the drug industry, eliminating 14,000 positions globally as new Chief Executive Officer Kare Schultz seeks to stabilize a company suffering from ill-timed acquisitions and …

Disney buys much of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in deal that will reshape Hollywood

Disney buys much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox in deal that will reshape Hollywood

Walt Disney Co. has finalized a $52.4-billion stock deal to buy much of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire, a blockbuster union that would radically transform Hollywood into a land of fewer giants. The deal, which Disney announced Thursday morning …

'This fire is a beast': Massive inferno keeps growing despite all-out battle

’This fire is a beast’: Massive inferno keeps growing despite all-out battle

More than a week after the Thomas fire ignited in Ventura County, destroying hundreds of homes and displacing thousands as it grew into a massive inferno, firefighters are now in a race to protect the pristine coastal communities of neighboring Santa …

Confidante of South Korea's ex-president faces 25 years behind bars

Confidante of South Korea’s ex-president faces 25 years behind bars

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 13 (UPI) –South Korean prosecutors have demanded a 25-year prison sentence for Choi Soon-sil on Thursday, as a Seoul court began wrapping up her 14-month legal battle. Choi is a central figure in the influence-peddling scandal …

5 years: Town quietly marks Sandy Hook anniversary

5 years: Town quietly marks Sandy Hook anniversary

Dec. 14 (UPI) –Five years after the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, families will quietly mark the anniversary Thursday as gun-control advocates wonder if a slew of state gun laws since then have curbed mass shootings. The shooting in Newtown, Conn.

'Disturbing' video of 11-year-old handcuffed at gunpoint 'makes me physically nauseous,' police chief says

’Disturbing’ video of 11-year-old handcuffed at gunpoint ‘makes me physically nauseous,’ police chief says

A police department in Michigan has launched an internal investigation into a recent incident in which an 11-year-old girl was handcuffed at gunpoint. The Grand Rapids Police Department on Tuesday released footage from body cameras worn by officers who …

Watchdog reveals how ex-Mueller agents' anti-Trump texts came to light

Watchdog reveals how ex-Mueller agents’ anti-Trump texts came to light

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz revealed the information one day after Fox News obtained more than 375 of the messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The messages were published ahead of Rosenstein’s Wednesday appearance before the House …

Omarosa Manigault Newman forced out of White House, sources say

Omarosa Manigault Newman forced out of White House, sources say

WASHINGTON — Omarosa Manigault Newman, a White House aide and former “Apprentice” contestant, was forced out of her job, even though the White House said she resigned, a senior Trump administration official told NBC News on Wednesday night. Press …

Future of fighting wildfires: Military Reaper drones provide real-time photos, video

Future of fighting wildfires: Military Reaper drones provide real-time photos, video

VENTURA, Calif. — Battling California’s wildfires from the sky is taking on a new meaning as massive blazes, such as the 237,500-acre Thomas fire, become increasingly common and incomprehensibly vast. For just the third time, the state firefighting …

Roy Moore Releases Video Refusing to Concede Defeat in Alabama

Roy Moore Releases Video Refusing to Concede Defeat in Alabama

Republican Roy Moore released a video Wednesday night, in which he refused to concede defeat in the Alabama Senate race and railed against “abortion, sodomy, and materialism.” In the nearly 5-minute campaign-style clip, Moore said he is waiting for …

DNC chair Perez: 'I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly'

DNC chair Perez: ‘I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly’

WASHINGTON — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez addressed NBA legend Charles Barkley’s critique of his party during a Wednesday press conference call in which he discussed Doug Jones’s upset victory in Alabama’s special Senate election.

Roy Moore refusing to concede Alabama Senate race, says 'battle rages on'

Roy Moore refusing to concede Alabama Senate race, says ‘battle rages on’

Twenty-four hours after Democrat Doug Jones claimed an upset victory in Alabama’s senatorial election, controversial candidate Roy Moore is refusing to concede the race. Moore released a video on Wednesday night, saying “the battle rages on,” and vowing …

Disney's deal to buy Fox studio could bring substantial layoffs, analysts say

Disney’s deal to buy Fox studio could bring substantial layoffs, analysts say

Walt Disney Co.’s imminent purchase of much of 21st Century Fox may be a boon to investors as the company moves to bulk up on assets that will help it compete in a rapidly changing media industry. But the deal, expected to be announced Thursday, also …

Okinawa boy injured after window falls off Marine chopper

Okinawa boy injured after window falls off Marine chopper

A boy was injured in Okinawa, Japan, Wednesday after a metal window frame plummeted from a U.S. military helicopter known as a Super Stallion, local officials said — the second such incident in the past week on the southern island. Officials from the …

Los Angeles Fire Dept. dispatches drones for the first time in wildfire fight

Los Angeles Fire Dept. dispatches drones for the first time in wildfire fight

In a video post by the department on Thursday, the drones were launched for the first time “in an operational environment,” heading to an aerial location over the Skirball Fire. #LAFD launched UAV #drones for the first time today in an operational …

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza Strip, 3 injured

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza Strip, 3 injured

Dec. 13 (UPI) –The Israeli air force stuck a Hamas facility with an airstrike in the southern Gaza Strip, injuring three people, a Palestinian news agency said. An Israeli F16 fighter jet conducted the strike Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, hitting …

Kentucky state rep. Dan Johnson found dead after molestation allegation

Kentucky state rep. Dan Johnson found dead after molestation allegation

Dec. 13 (UPI) –A Kentucky state representative was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after he was accused of sexually molesting a 17-year-old girl. Police said Dan Johnson, 57, shot himself in the head after driving to the bank of a river in Mt.

Ohio man, 22, brought chicken Alfredo, Sprite, to meet 15-year-old boy who was undercover cop, reports say

Ohio man, 22, brought chicken Alfredo, Sprite, to meet 15-year-old boy who was undercover cop, reports say

Albert Maruna, 22, was arrested Tuesday after traveling to Austintown, where he planned to meet the teen but instead met the cop, WOIO reported. The Youngstown State University student allegedly had “sexually graphic” conversations through an app with …

Italy's Enron Moment? Crackdown Leaves Power Market in Turmoil

Italy’s Enron Moment? Crackdown Leaves Power Market in Turmoil

Italy’s power industry is in the throes of the biggest shakeup since it opened to competition almost two decades ago after rising prices and a regulatory crackdown unmasked risky practices and spurred losses. Two of the country’s energy providers are …

China Factory Output, Investment Slow While Consumption Firms

China Factory Output, Investment Slow While Consumption Firms

China’s factory output and investment growth edged down amid a nationwide pollution cleanup campaign and a drive to rein in borrowing, while retail sales growth held up. Industrial output climbed 6.1 percent from a year earlier in November, in line with …

Obamacare is helping patients get to the doctor and pay their medical bills, new report finds

Obamacare is helping patients get to the doctor and pay their medical bills, new report finds

Fewer Americans are putting off doctor visits or struggling with medical bills, according to a new report examining the effect of the Affordable Care Act. The report – based on a state-by-state survey of data collected by the federal government …

In YouTube video, Roy Moore bucks calls to concede in Alabama Senate race

In YouTube video, Roy Moore bucks calls to concede in Alabama Senate race

Republican Roy Moore is still not conceding defeat in Alabama’s special election for a U.S. Senate seat – 24 hours after Democrat Doug Jones claimed victory. In a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday evening, Moore says his campaign is still waiting for …

Las Vegas shooting victim leaves hospital, returns home for holidays

Las Vegas shooting victim leaves hospital, returns home for holidays

Tina Frost left an inpatient rehabilitation center on Friday and will “continue therapies on an outpatient basis” for her recovery, her family posted on their GoFundMe page. Frost was at the Route 91 Harvest Festival with her boyfriend when gunman …

Alabama voters, senators react to Doug Jones' Senate victory

Alabama voters, senators react to Doug Jones’ Senate victory

Democrats across the country are savoring a huge victory in Alabama with the election of Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate. In an upset, he narrowly defeated Republican Roy Moore – by about 1.5 points. Moore still hasn’t conceded. When Jones takes office next …

When Will Paul Ryan Step Down?

When Will Paul Ryan Step Down?

WASHINGTON ― As Republicans finish their long-sought rewrite of the tax code, some lawmakers are beginning to wonder just how much longer Rep. Paul Ryan intends to remain speaker. “There’s a whole lot of rumors and speculation that the speaker may …

Five more women accuse Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct across three decades

Five more women accuse Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct across three decades

Beneath the gaze of a Hindu goddess statue, a room full of beautiful young women took a deep breath as the instructor at Russell Simmons’ yoga studio asked the students to focus on November’s theme: “Karmic duty.” “We have to recognize our actions have …

Kentucky lawmaker kills himself after being accused of sexually assaulting teen

Kentucky lawmaker kills himself after being accused of sexually assaulting teen

A Kentucky state lawmaker who had denied allegations of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2013 died Wednesday of a probable suicide, the county coroner said. Dan Johnson, 57, died of a single gunshot wound in Mount Washington, and authorities found him …

Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide after sexual assault accusations emerge, officials say

Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide after sexual assault accusations emerge, officials say

Rep. Dan Johnson, a preacher and a Republican, shot himself on a bridge in Mt. Washington, southeast of Louisville, Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell told WDRB. His body turned up on a riverbank near the bridge and the weapon reportedly was found at …

PBOC Raises Market Borrowing Costs in Surprise Move After Fed

PBOC Raises Market Borrowing Costs in Surprise Move After Fed

China’s central bank unexpectedly raised borrowing costs following the Federal Reserve’s decision to tighten monetary policy. Hours after the Fed’s quarter percentage-point move, the People’s Bank of China increased the rates it charges in open …

Study: Teen behavior worse in areas with high air pollution

Study: Teen behavior worse in areas with high air pollution

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 – Teens are more likely to behave badly – lie, steal, vandalize, use drugs – if they live in areas with heavy air pollution, a study of children living in greater Los Angeles suggests. Younger kids exposed to increased levels of …

Disney Nears Pact to Acquire Assets From 21st Century Fox

Disney Nears Pact to Acquire Assets From 21st Century Fox

Walt Disney Co. is close to a deal to acquire a large piece of 21st Century Fox Inc., people familiar with the situation say, in a pact that could help the entertainment giant accelerate its ambitions in streaming media, shore up its television business …

Raw: Philadelphia Police Round Up Loose Cow

Raw: Philadelphia Police Round Up Loose Cow

Kentucky Lawmaker Dead In Apparent Suicide

Kentucky Lawmaker Dead In Apparent Suicide

Roy Moore Refuses to Concede Alabama Senate Race

Roy Moore Refuses to Concede Alabama Senate Race

Cat Named D-O-G Is Star Trainer for Support Dogs

Cat Named D-O-G Is Star Trainer for Support Dogs

How One Small Christmas Tree Helps A Community Heal | NBC Nightly News

How One Small Christmas Tree Helps A Community Heal | NBC Nightly News

Best Holiday Deals Are Not Over Yet | NBC Nightly News

Best Holiday Deals Are Not Over Yet | NBC Nightly News

Sen. John McCain Hospitalized During Critical Week For Congress | NBC Nightly News

Sen. John McCain Hospitalized During Critical Week For Congress | NBC Nightly News

Texts Reveal Two FBI Officials In Russia Inquiry Had Anti-Trump sentiments | NBC Nightly News

Texts Reveal Two FBI Officials In Russia Inquiry Had Anti-Trump sentiments | NBC Nightly News

Donald Trump Downplays Roy Moore Loss | NBC Nightly News

Donald Trump Downplays Roy Moore Loss | NBC Nightly News

Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Special Election In Stunning Upset | NBC Nightly News

Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Special Election In Stunning Upset | NBC Nightly News

How Taxpayers Can Prepare For The New GOP Tax Plan | NBC Nightly News

How Taxpayers Can Prepare For The New GOP Tax Plan | NBC Nightly News

What Democrats Can Learn From Doug Jones' Win (HBO)

What Democrats Can Learn From Doug Jones’ Win (HBO)

Doug Jones Commends Moore Accusers

Doug Jones Commends Moore Accusers

A Newtown Mom Explains What Losing A Child To Gun Violence Is Like (HBO)

A Newtown Mom Explains What Losing A Child To Gun Violence Is Like (HBO)

Jones: 'Common Ground' Message Won With Voters

Jones: ‘Common Ground’ Message Won With Voters

Leopard Rescued From Well in Eastern India

Leopard Rescued From Well in Eastern India

Fed Boosts Interest Rate For Third Time in 2017

Fed Boosts Interest Rate For Third Time in 2017

US State Dept. Reacts to Palestinian Complaints

US State Dept. Reacts to Palestinian Complaints

Sheriff Deputy's 2 Boys Die in Pa. House Fire

Sheriff Deputy’s 2 Boys Die in Pa. House Fire

President Trump: IRS Confirms Lower Taxes By February If Congress Acts Before Christmas | NBC News

President Trump: IRS Confirms Lower Taxes By February If Congress Acts Before Christmas | NBC News

Man Shows Off 'Dad Bod' in Pregnancy Shoot

Man Shows Off ‘Dad Bod’ in Pregnancy Shoot

Democrats Livid over Tax Bill at Conference

Democrats Livid over Tax Bill at Conference

Democrats Slam Tax Bill as Favoring Wealthy

Democrats Slam Tax Bill as Favoring Wealthy

AI Could Discover & Train the Next Esports Superstar - No Playing Field

AI Could Discover & Train the Next Esports Superstar - No Playing Field

President Donald Trump Speaks On Tax Reform | NBC News

President Donald Trump Speaks On Tax Reform | NBC News

Times Square NYE 2018 Numbers Arrive

Times Square NYE 2018 Numbers Arrive

Potential Seizure Of IDNYC Records Threatens Immigrants' Security | NBC News

Potential Seizure Of IDNYC Records Threatens Immigrants’ Security | NBC News

The Force is Strong in Texas Holiday Lights

The Force is Strong in Texas Holiday Lights

MN Lt. Gov Tina Smith Replaces Senator Franken

MN Lt. Gov Tina Smith Replaces Senator Franken

Rosenstein Grilled on Mueller Probe and FBI Bias

Rosenstein Grilled on Mueller Probe and FBI Bias

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