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Amazon pulls Nazi ads over New York backlash
06:59 PM, 11.24.2015

New York subway seats are seen covered in ads featuring the Nazi German eagle and Imperial Japan's rising sun promoting the Amazon TV show "The Man in the High Castle"A furious backlash has prompted Amazon to pull ads for a television show that featured the Nazi German eagle and Imperial Japan's rising sun on the New York subway. The show, which premiered last month, is set in the 1960s as if America had lost World War II -- occupied by Nazi Germany in the east and the Empire of Japan in the west.

Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State
06:53 PM, 11.24.2015

The Latest: Obama says US, France must destroy IS togetherWASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president.

Pastor among 8 indicted in fatal New York church beating
06:51 PM, 11.24.2015

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — The pastor of an upstate New York church where a young man was beaten to death and his younger brother seriously injured has been indicted on murder charges.

Russian jet hit inside Syria after incursion into Turkey: U.S. official
06:51 PM, 11.24.2015

The United States believes that the Russian jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was hit inside Syrian airspace after a brief incursion into Turkish airspace, a U.S. official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official said that assessment was based on detection of the heat signature of the jet.

Obama meets with national security advisers on Islamic State threat: White House
06:38 PM, 11.24.2015

Smoke raises behind an Islamic State flag after Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters took control of Saadiya from Islamist State militantsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama met with his National Security Council on Tuesday to discuss the response to recent attacks by Islamic State militants, and told his team to "continue to intensify ongoing efforts" against the group, the White House said. "The president was briefed that there is currently no specific, credible threat to the homeland" from Islamic State, the White House said in a statement. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Eric Walsh)

Osborne to set out new spending purge, bets on voter support
06:32 PM, 11.24.2015

File photograph showing Britain's Chancellor George Osborne speaking in LondonBy William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor George Osborne will renew his push to fix the country's public finances on Wednesday, taking a gamble that voters can accept four more years of deep spending cuts. Osborne, a contender to succeed David Cameron as prime minister, is expected to tell parliament he is still aiming for a budget surplus by the end of the decade, which could allow him to deliver income tax cuts promised before May's election. Osborne has largely stuck to his guns and cut spending in many areas of government in order to bring down the huge deficit he inherited in 2010.

Johnny Manziel benched by Browns for off-field behavior
06:31 PM, 11.24.2015

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) plays during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Pittsburgh. Browns coach Mike Pettine says he's disappointed with Manziel's off-field behavior and may bench the quarterback. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Dropped from starter to third-stringer — without playing a game.

Republican campaign rhetoric has Muslim-Americans on edge
06:30 PM, 11.24.2015

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2006, file photo, lawyer Baher Azmy answers journalists' questions during a news conference in Bremen, northern Germany. Muslim-Americans who sued the New York Police Department over a surveillance program launched after 9/11 say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears and scarring Muslims in the U.S. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Muslim-Americans who sued the New York Police Department over a surveillance program launched after 9/11 say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears and distressing Muslims in the U.S.

Rosie O'Donnell relishes criminal role on Fox's 'Empire'
06:28 PM, 11.24.2015

This photo provided by Fox shows guest stars Rosie O'Donnell, from left, and Vivica A. Fox with series star Taraji P. Henson in the “Sinned Against” episode of "Empire," airing Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. (Chuck Hodes/Fox via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rosie O'Donnell was delighted when "Empire" creator Lee Daniels invited her to guest star on the Fox drama, then got a case of nerves.

Man ejected from football game sends police 240 doughnuts
06:10 PM, 11.24.2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A California man sent 20 dozen coconut doughnuts to police officers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as payback for getting kicked out of a Badger football game.

Obama, Erdogan discuss downing of Russian aircraft, need to de-escalate
06:09 PM, 11.24.2015

President Barack Obama and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone on Tuesday about the need to de-escalate tensions with Russia after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Turkish-Syrian border, the White House said. Obama expressed "U.S. and NATO support for Turkey's right to defend its sovereignty," the White House said in a statement.

Report says combination of errors led to U.S. bombing of MSF hospital: NYT
06:04 PM, 11.24.2015

Damaged buildings are seen at the MSF hospital in Kunduz, AfghanistanA U.S. air strike that destroyed a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last month resulted from "human errors, failures in procedure and technical malfunctions," the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing military officials briefed on an internal investigation. "It's a combination of factors," the Times quoted an unnamed senior Defense Department official as saying, describing the findings in what it said was a 3,000-page investigative file. Two other military officials said the Air Force AC130 gunship that attacked the hospital was intended to target a different compound several hundred feet (metres) away that was believed to be a Taliban base of operations, the paper reported.

Minneapolis police arrest three in shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters
05:59 PM, 11.24.2015

By David Bailey and Todd Melby MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minneapolis police on Tuesday arrested three men in the shooting of five people near a police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the killing of an unarmed black man by police officers. A 23-year-old white man was arrested before midday in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington and two men aged 26 and 21, both white, turned themselves in and were later arrested, police said. A fourth man, whom police arrested near midday, was released after investigators determined he had not been at the scene of the shooting, which happened late Monday about a block from the protest over the shooting of Jamar Clark, police said.

Chicago charges officer in black teen's death, releases video of shooting
05:58 PM, 11.24.2015

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is seen in an undated picture released by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago, IllinoisBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A white Chicago policeman who shot a black teenager to death was charged with murder on Tuesday in a prosecution hastened in hopes of averting renewed racial turmoil over the use of lethal police force that has shaken the United States for more than a year. A highly anticipated video of the 2014 shooting, taken from a camera mounted on the dashboard of a police squad car, was released under orders from a judge hours after the officer in question, Jason Van Dyke, made his first appearance in court. The city braced for demonstrations but so far only a group of about 100 people were protesting about a mile south of Chicago's business district.

No explosives found in U.S.-bound parcels at Cairo airport: DHL
05:43 PM, 11.24.2015

Some parcels at Cairo airport being shipped to the United States by express mail service DHL that were flagged by the company for further checks were found by Egyptian officials to contain no explosives, a DHL spokeswoman said on Tuesday. "As part of our standard screening and security procedure, we identified a shipment today at DHL’s Cairo airport facility that required further screening by the authorities. The Egyptian authorities have subsequently informed us that the shipment contained no explosives or explosive devices," Bea Garcia said in an emailed statement.

Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks
05:36 PM, 11.24.2015

This photo courtesy of Ombeline Le Gendre shows Pierre Innocenti, left, and Stéphane Albertini. Innocenti and Albertini died in the Nov. 13, 2015 Paris attacks when they both went to the Bataclan to enjoy the rock music they both loved. (photo courtesy of Ombeline Le Gendre via AP)Among the 130 victims killed in attacks in Paris were students, a filmmaker, a doctor, artists, music lovers and beloved parents and children. They had varied backgrounds and interests. Here are some of their stories:

Tunisia declares state of emergency after bus blast kills 12
05:31 PM, 11.24.2015

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital Tuesday after an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others.

Chicago appeals for calm after police shooting video
05:29 PM, 11.24.2015

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy (L) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel arrive for a press conference to address the arrest of Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke on November 24, 2015Chicago's mayor appealed for calm as officials released a "chilling" video of the police shooting of a black teen Tuesday, hours after the white officer was charged with murder. "I understand people will be upset and will want to protest when they see this video," Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters. The graphic video is the latest in a string of police shootings caught on camera that have sparked mass -- and sometimes violent -- protests and engulfed the United States in a debate over racism and the use of deadly force by police.

Amid barrage of cuts, Osborne to increase housing spending
05:22 PM, 11.24.2015

A residential street is seen in Notting Hill in central LondonChancellor George Osborne will announce increased spending on housing on Wednesday, saying the government will support private developers and local authorities to encourage the construction of around 400,000 new homes. The announcement is part of Osborne's broader plans for government spending which he is due to unveil later in the day. The spending review will detail four more years of deep spending cuts in other areas of public spending.

The Latest: : Islamist jailed in France raid
04:59 PM, 11.24.2015

A woman looks at a map as Belgian Army soldiers patrol in the historic Grand Place in the center of Brussels on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. The Belgian capital Brussels has entered its third day of lockdown, with schools and underground transport shut and more than 1,000 security personnel deployed across the country. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)PARIS (AP) — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris and the heightened security in Europe. All times local:

Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time
04:59 PM, 11.24.2015

FILE - In this April 30, 2015 file photo, Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk unveils the company’s newest product, Powerpack in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is trying to steer his electric car company's battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an elaborate plan to reshape the power grid with millions of small power plants made of solar panels on roofs and batteries in garages. One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery. If batteries can get better, cheaper and store more power safely, then electric cars and solar- or wind- powered homes become more viable _ even on cloudy days or when the wind isn’t blowing. These types of technological solutions will be one of the more hopeful aspects of United Nations climate talks that begin next week in Paris. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery.

Egypt probing explosives found in DHL parcels bound for U.S.: CBS News
04:41 PM, 11.24.2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Egyptian officials were investigating explosives found in DHL packages bound for the United States, CBS News reported on Tuesday, without providing further details. (Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

Tensions soar as Turkey shoots down Russian plane
04:29 PM, 11.24.2015

Russia has been carrying out strikes over Syria since late September and Turkey has warned it would act if the country's jets continued to enter its air spaceTurkey shot down a Russian warplane on the Syrian border on Tuesday, causing international powers to plead for calm as tensions soared between the two rival players in the Syria war. Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed Ankara as "accomplices of terrorists" while the Russian military announced it would cease all military contact with Turkey. Moscow said one of two pilots who ejected from the Su-24 plane was killed by gunfire from the ground as he descended, although Turkish officials insisted both were still alive.

Apparent suicide attack on Tunisian presidential guard bus kills 12
04:26 PM, 11.24.2015

Police and ambulances are pictured near the scene of a bombing of a military bus in Tunis, TunisiaBy Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - A bomb exploded on a bus packed with Tunisian presidential guards in the capital Tunis on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people in an attack one source said was probably the work of a suicide bomber. Ambulances rushed wounded from the scene and security forces closed off streets around Mohamed V Avenue, one of the main streets in Tunis, before the president declared a curfew in the city and imposed a state of emergency nationwide. It was the third major attack in Tunisia this year, after an Islamist militant killed 38 foreigners at a beach hotel in the resort of Sousse in June, and gunmen killed 21 tourists at the Bardo Museum in Tunis in March.

Brilliant Barcelona, Bayern through to last 16
04:23 PM, 11.24.2015

Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match FC Barcelona vs AS Roma at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 24, 2015Holders Barcelona celebrated qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League with another stunning display on Tuesday, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi both scoring twice in a 6-1 win against Roma. The Catalans and Bayern Munich both secured their places in the knockout draw and demonstrated once again why they are surely the best teams in Europe just now, with Bayern crushing Olympiakos 4-0 at the Allianz Arena. Barcelona discovered they had qualified from Group E before they had kicked a ball at the Camp Nou, the 1-1 draw between BATE Borisov and Bayer Leverkusen in Belarus ensuring their passage.

Washington university cancels classes over hate speech
04:18 PM, 11.24.2015

Students embrace on the Western Washington University campus in Bellingham, Wash., after classes were canceled ,Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, because of threats over the weekend against minorities posted on YikYak, an anonymous social media platform populated by college students. (Perry Blankinship via AP)SEATTLE (AP) — After a racist thread on social media sparked outrage on a quiet Washington state campus, college officials sent students home a day early for the Thanksgiving holiday.

CDC says at least 19 E. coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad
04:17 PM, 11.24.2015

Shoppers are pictured outside a Costco Wholesale store in Los Angeles(Reuters) - At least 19 people in seven states may have been infected by E. coli after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's stores, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. No deaths have been reported, but two individuals developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, a type of kidney failure that can lead to permanent organ damage. The infections have been reported in Montana, Utah, Colorado, California, Missouri, Virginia and Washington, CDC said.

Hollande and Obama vow unity against IS, appeal to Russia
04:15 PM, 11.24.2015

US President Barack Obama (R) and his French counterpart Francois Hollande hold a press conference at the White House in Washington, DC on November 24, 2015France and the United States pledged Tuesday to step up the fight against the Islamic State group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syrian conflict. President Francois Hollande met his US counterpart Barack Obama at the White House as Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane dealt a severe blow to efforts to coordinate the fight against IS. Speaking 11 days after jihadists killed 130 people in the French capital, Hollande urged an "implacable" joint response to crush the group in Syria and Iraq.

Hilton hotels hit by cyber attack
04:12 PM, 11.24.2015

US hotel chain Hilton revealed Tuesday that hackers stole credit card information from some of its point-of-sale computer systemsUS hotel chain Hilton revealed Tuesday that hackers stole credit card information from some of its point-of-sale computer systems. Hilton did not reveal the extent of the breach, but warned anyone who used credit cards at Hilton Worldwide hotels between November 18 and December 5 of last year or April 21 and July 27 of this year to watch for irregular activity in their accounts. Information swiped by malicious code that infected systems included credit card holders' names along with card numbers, security codes and expiration dates, Hilton global brands executive vice president Jim Holthouser said in an online post.

Sanders outlines plan to overhaul immigration laws
04:04 PM, 11.24.2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders vowed Tuesday to create a "humane" immigration system and said if elected he would expand upon President Barack Obama's executive actions within the first 100 days of assuming the presidency.

Paris attack ringleader returned to scene of crime: prosecutor
04:01 PM, 11.24.2015

The ringleader of the Paris attacks returned to the scene of the shootings and was near the Bataclan concert hall while police were still trying to oust the gunmen who killed 89 people there, the Paris prosecutor said on Tuesday. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who died last Wednesday when police raided a flat in St. Denis north of Paris, was captured on CCTV going into a metro station near where a car with three assault rifles inside had been abandoned. The phone Abaaoud was believed to be using was detected in the 10th, 11th and 12th districts of Paris, including near the Bataclan hall, between 22.28 (2128 GMT) and 00.28, he told a news conference.

France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks, Hollande wins US backing
04:01 PM, 11.24.2015

Members of French special police forces of the Research and Intervention Brigade are seen near a raid zone in Saint-Denis, near ParisBy Michel Rose and Philip Blenkinsop PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An investigation into the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris widened on Tuesday when French prosecutors said a man who provided lodging to the suspected ringleader must have known of a terrorist plot, and Belgium issued a warrant for a new suspect Painting a chilling picture of ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Paris prosecutor said that after dropping off the gunmen and suicide bombers at the cafes and bars where the attacks were to take place he had later returned to the scene while the killing spree was in full swing. The coordinated attacks, in which 130 people were killed, prompted France to declare a national state of emergency and to step up air strikes in Syria on Islamic State, the militant group which has claimed responsibility.

Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Sondheim and more
04:00 PM, 11.24.2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award Tuesday, including giants of the entertainment industry such as Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg, baseball legends Willie Mays and Yogi Berra, and politicians, activists and government innovators.

Flight bookings, travel stocks fall as warnings rise after attacks
03:58 PM, 11.24.2015

Heightened travel risks stemming from the recent militant attacks in Paris have depressed flight bookings to the French capital and other destinations, sending travel stocks lower as fears grow of a lengthy slump. Adding to the concern, the U.S. State Department issued a global travel alert on Monday warning that Islamic State, al Qaeda, Boko Haram and other groups "continue to plan terrorist attacks," and urging citizens to "exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday festivals and events." The unrest is causing leisure and business travelers to cancel or reconsider travel, with spillover to other travel services, experts said.

Chicago officer charged with murder in killing of black teen
03:53 PM, 11.24.2015

Journalist Brandon Smith, left, and activist William Calloway talk to reporters Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, after a Cook County judge ordered the Chicago Police Department to release a video of an officer fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Nov. 25, in Chicago. The video is said to show the officer shooting McDonald 16 times in October 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, a day before the deadline for the city to release a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.

Hostage-taking in French town ends, hostages safe
03:53 PM, 11.24.2015

PARIS (AP) — One suspected gunman was found dead when a hostage-taking situation in the northern French town of Roubaix ended Tuesday night with the hostages being brought to safety, local officials said.

HP's last earnings report shows decline
03:53 PM, 11.24.2015

FILE - This Feb. 21, 2012, file photo, shows a Hewlett-Packard logo in Frisco, Texas. Hewlett-Packard reports quarterly earnings Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard went out with a whimper Tuesday, as the venerable computer-maker issued its final quarterly earnings report as a unified tech conglomerate, showing another drop in sales for most of its business divisions.

Hungary detains group heading to capital with explosives, finds bomb lab
03:47 PM, 11.24.2015

Hungarian anti-terrorist police last week detained four people heading to the capital with explosives in their car, and found a bomb-making laboratory set up for a mass killing, the unit's chief said on Tuesday, declining to rule out a link to Islamist militants. Security has been tightened for senior officials entitled to "top protection", the Counter Terrorism Centre said in a statement. The center's director general, Janos Hajdu, said the suspects had been detained last week as police stepped up investigations that touched on the security of these officials, whom he declined to name.

Court: Sherri Shepherd can't get out of surrogacy contract
03:45 PM, 11.24.2015

FILE - In this May 14, 2014 file photo, Sherri Shepherd attends "A Celebration of Barbara Walters" in New York. A Pennsylvania appeals court has declared Sherri Shepherd legally responsible for a child born to a surrogate before she and her ex-husband divorced.The actress has tried to have the surrogacy contract voided. A lawyer for ex-husband Lamar Sally believes the ruling Monday means Shepherd must continue paying $4,100-a-month in child support. Sally is raising the 1-year-old boy in Los Angeles.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court has declared Sherri Shepherd legally responsible for a child born to a surrogate before she and her ex-husband divorced.

Obama, Hollande urge Russia to focus Syria attacks on Islamic State
03:43 PM, 11.24.2015

By Roberta Rampton and John Irish WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande pressed Russia on Tuesday to focus its attacks in Syria on Islamic State militants after Turkey heightened tensions in the region by downing a Russian plane. Obama and Hollande also urged Russia and Turkey not to let the situation escalate after Turkey, a NATO ally, said it shot down a Russian warplane near the Turkish-Syrian border after it repeatedly violated Turkish air space. Facebook Page

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