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Head of Puerto Rico's power utility resigns

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:09:16 GMT

The embattled head of Puerto Rico's power utility resigned on Friday, the latest controversy to hit the island as it struggles to recover.Ricardo Ramos, executive director of the Electric Power Authority of Puerto Rico (PREPA), addresses the media during a news conference, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Nov. 2, 2017.Ricardo Ramos, executive director of the Electric Power Authority of Puerto Rico (PREPA), addresses the media in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Nov. 2, 2017.


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Big leak closes Keystone Pipeline in several states

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:10:23 GMT

The leak comes four days before Nebraska officials are scheduled to vote on whether to approve a 275-mile-long pipeline extension through the state.Keystone Pipeline pump station


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The Confederacy still haunts the campus of Ole Miss

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:40:00 GMT

The University of Mississippi wants a more diverse student body, but it's a struggle when many students cling to its Confederate past.A monument to Confederate soldiers on the University of Mississippi campus.Makala McNeil, a senior sociology major and member of the campus chapter of the NAACP.Ariel Cobbert works at the school's yearbook office.A statue of James Meredith, the first black student to enroll at the university in 1962.A sign outside the Lyceum encourages students to support a mascot change.Coco McDonald stands in the Lyceum, an iconic antebellum building in the center of campus.Barricades surround a damaged monument to Confederate soldiers.University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeff Vitter.Mississippi's population is 38 percent black, but black students only make up 13.1 percent of its flagship university's undergraduate program.


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Roy Moore says signature is a forgery, experts say not so fast

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:18:40 GMT

One expert said that anybody who would issue a judgment based on the available evidence is a fraud.Accuser Beverly Young Nelson points to a photograph of herself in her high school yearbook after making a statement in New York on Nov. 13 claiming that Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore sexually harassed her when she was 16.Roy Moore's signature allegedly appears in the high school yearbook presented by accuser Beverly Young Nelson, top, and Moore's signature on divorce documents provided by the candidate's attorney.Accuser Beverly Young Nelson points to a photograph of herself in her high school yearbook in New York on Nov. 13.


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Trump criticizes Franken, remains silent on Moore

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:29:36 GMT

President Donald Trump will not call on Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to drop out of the race despite the multiple sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him.President Donald Trump speaks about his recent trip to Asia in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on November 15, 2017 in Washington.


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California joins legal battle against Trump's transgender military ban

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:08:00 GMT

The Golden State is home to more than 130,000 active duty military personnel and 56,000 members of the National Guard and Reserves.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a press conference at San Francisco City Hall Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in San Francisco.


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Gubernatorial candidate claims he was 'intimate' with 50 women

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:44:00 GMT

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, a Democratic candidate for governor, opened up about his sexual history on his Facebook page.Ohio Supreme Court Justice William M. O'Neill.Ohio Supreme Court Justice William M. O'Neill.


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Rev. Jesse Jackson reveals he has Parkinson's

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:05:00 GMT

Prominent civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he announced Friday.Rev. Jesse Jackson reacts after projections show that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) will be elected to serve as the next President of the United States of America during an election night gathering in Grant Park on November 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama defeated Republican nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) by a wide margin in the election to become the first African-American U.S. President elect.The Rev. Jesse Jackson (L) and Rev. Michael Pfleger carry crosses as they march against gun violence on Michigan Avenue on December 31, 2016, in Chicago.Rev. Jesse Jackson reacts after projections show that Sen. Barack Obama will be elected to serve as the next president during a gathering in Grant Park on November 4, 2008, in Chicago.


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Why reversal of the elephant trophy ban comes at an odd time

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:02:00 GMT

Wildlife advocates were critical of the timing of the decision, which applies to Zimbabwe, a country currently in political upheaval.Elephants graze inside Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park on Aug. 1, 2015.Elephants graze inside Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park on Aug. 1, 2015.African bush elephant gather near Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe in 2014.


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'Very large partisan gaps' in views on transgender issues, study finds

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:59:32 GMT

Democrats and Republicans have sharply different views on issues surrounding gender identity, a new Pew Research Center study found.FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators protest for transgender rights on February 25, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The demonstrators were angry with President Donald Trump's decision to reverse Obama-era policy requiring public schools to allow trans students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.Danica Roem, who ran for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, is greeted by supporters as she prepares to give her victory speech.


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Brit who helped set up Trump Tower meeting ready to meet Mueller

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:11:00 GMT

Rob Goldstone, the music publicist who contacted Donald Trump Jr. and helped set up a 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians, is willing to talk to Mueller.Rob Goldstone attends a benefit in Water Mill, New York on August 22, 2009.Rob Goldstone attends a benefit in Water Mill, New York on August 22, 2009.


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Scan showed CTE in NFL player while still alive

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:13:06 GMT

A brain scan showed CTE in ex-NFL player Fred McNeill before he diedSecond-year linebacker Fred McNeill is shown speaking at the Vikings training camp in Mankato, Minnesota on Aug. 19, 1975.Second-year linebacker Fred McNeill is shown speaking at the Vikings training camp in Mankato, Minnesota on Aug. 19, 1975.PET scans of NFL linebacker Fred McNeill's brain, showing signs of damage from chronic traumatic encephalopathy.


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Does cooperating witness have info on Flynn tie to Turkey?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:57:33 GMT

Defendant Reza Zarrab, charged with evading sanctions on Iran, is close to Turkish President Recep Erdogan.Reza Zarrab is taken to police headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2013.Reza Zarrab is taken to police headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2013.Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn boards an elevator as he arrives at Trump Tower on Nov. 29, 2016.


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Mueller subpoenas Trump campaign for Russia documents

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:40:00 GMT

The Trump campaign had already provided thousands of documents to special counsel Mueller voluntarily.President Donald Trump speaks about his recent trip to Asia in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on November 15, 2017 in Washington.


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Millions of kids at risk of losing health insurance

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:23:00 GMT

The deadline for renewing CHIP, the federal health insurance program for low-income children, passed while legislators were busy squabbling over Obamacare.Roland Williams, 11, makes Christmas ornaments with his mother, Myra Gregory, at their home in St. Louis on Nov. 16, 2017. The two made similar ornaments last year when Roland was in the hospital.Roland Williams, 11, makes Christmas ornaments with his mother, Myra Gregory, at their home in St. Louis.A snapshot of the federal Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP).Roland is covered under the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a federal health insurance program that provides inexpensive coverage to nearly 9 million children in low-income families.


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Here are the men accused of sexual misconduct since Weinstein

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:16:59 GMT

Sen. Al Franken and Jeffrey Tambor have become the latest public figures to be accused of sexual misconduct.Harvey Weinstein arrives for a screening at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 24, 2013.Harvey Weinstein speaks at the "Lion" press junket during the 12th Zurich Film Festival on Sept/ 22, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.Ben Affleck arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' "The Accountant" on Oct. 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California.Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios, poses during Amazon's premiere screening of the TV series "Transparent" at the Ace Hotel on September 15, 2014 in downtown Los Angeles.Director Oliver Stone attends the premiere of the film "Snowden" in Manhattan, New York, U.S., Sept. 13.Miramax co-founder Bob Weinstein appears at a premiere of "Sin City," in Los Angeles on March 28, 2005.Chef John Besh attends a benefit in New York in 2015.James Toback attends the New York premiere of the HBO documentary film "Night Will Fall" on Jan. 15, 2015 in New York City.Leon Wieseltier poses for a photograph on June 9, 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel.Terry Richardson sits in the front row at New York Fashion Week in 2017.Former President George H.W. Bush poses for a photo with the cast of AMC's series TURN on March, 29, 2014 in Houston.In this Aug. 11, 2016 file photo, author and producer Mark Halperin appears at the Showtime Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif.Kevin Spacey attends the Build Series to discuss his new play "Clarence Darrow" on May 24, 2017 in New York.Former Associated Press Vice President and Senior Managing Editor Mike Oreskes in 2015. Jeremy Piven attends the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2017.Dustin Hoffman arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills, California on Aug. 2, 2017.Brett Ratner arrives at Wolfgang Puck's in Beverly Hills in 2017.Ed Westwick arrives at the BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles on Nov. 7, 2017.American actor Steven Seagal in Moscow.Louis C.K. at Madison Square Garden in 2016.Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg speaks onstage at The Executive Producers' panel discussion during the CW portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Aug. 11, 2016.Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 4, 2011.Jeffrey Tambor arrives at the "Transparent" special screening in Los Angeles in April, 2017.


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Ohio State University suspends most of its fraternities

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:07:43 GMT

A spokesman for the university told the student newspaper, The Lantern, that most of those 11 investigations involve hazing and alcohol.Ohio State Buckeyes campus in Columbus, Ohio on August 2, 2001.


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Tambor accused of sex harassment by 'Transparent' actor

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:56:00 GMT

'Transparent' star Jeffrey Tambor has been accused of sexually harassing Trace Lysette.Jeffrey Tambor arrives at the 'Transparent' special screening in Los Angeles in April, 2017.Jeffrey Tambor arrives at the "Transparent" special screening in Los Angeles in April, 2017.Jeffrey Tambor as transgender Maura Pfeffermanin in hit TV series 'Transparent'.


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Sen. Al Franken accused of forcibly kissing, groping a woman

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:17:36 GMT

Radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden has accused Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., of kissing and groping her more than a decade ago during a backstage rehearsal for a USO show.Organization show.Comedian Al Franken and Leeann Tweeden during a USO Tour in 2006.Comedian Al Franken and Leeann Tweeden during a USO Tour in 2006.Comedian Al Franken and Leeann Tweeden perform a comic skit on camp at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait on Dec. 15, 2006.


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Kushner pressed over 'incomplete' Trump-Russia evidence

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:45:00 GMT

President Donald Trump's son-in-law hasn't been fully forthcoming with a probe into Russian election interference, top Senators say.Jared Kushner sits behind Donald Trump at the White House, Nov. 1.Jared Kushner sits behind Donald Trump at the White House, Nov. 1.


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20 hospitalized in huge fire at senior living community

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:04:00 GMT

140 residents were evacuated into the cold and more than 20 were taken to hospitals after flames tore through a senior living community in Chester County, Pa.Residents evacuate the fire at a senior living community in Chester County, Pa.


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Teacher suspended for pulling student's hijab off

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:10:00 GMT

The leader of women's programs at a local Islamic center called the incident "horrifying."



Killer says he escaped psychiatric hospital to prove himself

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:37:00 GMT

Randall Saito, who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where he has been held for nearly four decades, told a television station he did it to prove that he is capable of living in the outside world.Randall Saito gestures from the San Joaquin County jail following his capture in Stockton.This photo provided by the San Joaquin County Sheriff's office shows Randall Saito being arrested on Nov. 15, 2017 in Stockton, Calif.


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Comcast in talks to acquire parts of 21 Century Fox

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:11:00 GMT

Comcast, the owner of NBCUniversal, is in talks to buy some of the assets of 21st Century Fox, people familiar with the discussions told NBC News on Thursday.Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch in 2011 in San Francisco, California.


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California mass shooter made his own rifles

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:25:00 GMT

The arsenal that police said Kevin Janson Neal used during Tuesday's deadly rampage in northern California included two AR-15 type semi-automatic rifles with multi-round magazines that he assembled himself, police told NBC News on Thursday.Yellow tags mark where bullet casings were found at one of the scenes of a shooting spree at Rancho Tehama Reserve, near Corning, Calif., on Nov. 14, 2017.Yellow tags mark where bullet casings were found at one of the scenes of a shooting spree at Rancho Tehama Reserve, near Corning, Calif., on Nov. 14, 2017.Ghost guns kits can can be ordered online and have no serial number.


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