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Trump poised to pick oil tycoon Rex Tillerson for secretary of State: reports

CTV News 247 sources

President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of State Saturday, meeting privately with the business leader for the second time in a week. Trump's transition team cautioned that no…

Turkey has national day of mourning for 38 killed, 155 hurt by blasts

USA TODAY 912 sources

At least 38 people were killed and 155 more were wounded after twin blasts near a soccer stadium Saturday night.

Republicans sweep Louisiana runoffs, ending 2016 elections

The 2016 campaign season has finally ended.

At least 22 killed by blasts near Cairo cathedral: reports

USA TODAY 140 sources

At least 22 people were killed and 35 were injured after a blast near Cairo's main Coptic Cathedral, according to reports.

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At least 160 dead after church roof collapses

Sky News 81 sources

The roof of a church has collapsed during a packed service in Nigeria, killing at least 160 worshippers, a hospital director has said.

From afar, Dylan muses on honor and surprise of Nobel prize

Reuters / Lifestyle 104 sources

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nobel laureate Bob Dylan sent a message on Saturday thanking the Swedish academy for awarding him the Nobel prize for literature, an honor the American singer and songwriter believed was about as likely as "standing…


Russian bombardment 'forces Islamic State out of Palmyra'

The Guardian 49 sources

Jihadi fighters pull out following Russian offensive only hours after re-entering ancient Syrian city, says monitor


Qatar, Glencore to buy 19.5 percent stake in Russia state oil major Rosneft

CNBC / World 9 sources

The Qatar Investment Authority and Glencore signed a deal on Saturday to buy 19.5 percent of Rosneft, which said it would receive $11.37 billion.


Fluffy snow leads to hundreds of crashes so far on Minn. roads

StarTribune.com 7 sources

Air directly from the North Pole is expected to bring up to 6 inches of light, fluffy snow, with subzero temps to follow.


John Kennedy defeats Foster Campbell for Louisiana's open U.S. Senate seat

NOLA.com 105 sources

Kennedy, 65, will join an emboldened Republican Party in Washington.

Over 30 Dead After Tanker Rams Vehicles on Kenya Road

NBC News / News 33 sources

The accident involving the runaway tanker carrying volatile gas happened on a road from the capital of Nairobi, officials said.


Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

Reuters 39 sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's rejection this weekend of U.S. intelligence analysts' conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help him win the White House is the latest in a string of conflicts…


Turkish official: 15 killed, dozens wounded in Istanbul bombings

CTV News 803 sources

Two bombs exploded outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul after fans had gone home Saturday night, killing 15 people and wounding dozens, a Turkish official said, citing health ministry figures. One of the blasts was thought to be a…

Read Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Speech: ‘I Recognize That I Am in Very Rare Company’

TIME / World 104 sources

"I am most definitely with you in spirit and honored to be receiving such a prestigious prize"


AA Gill: Sunday Times critic dies after cancer diagnosis

BBC 60 sources

Sunday Times restaurant critic AA Gill dies aged 62, three weeks after revealing he had cancer.


ISIS Militants Re-Enter Syria’s Historic Palmyra

TIME / World 128 sources

ISIS fighters were approaching the city's UNESCO heritage site as well

Schumer calls for full congressional investigation of Russian interference

The CIA's findings that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency are both "stunning and not surprising," the next leader of Senate Democrats said, raising the need for Congress to conduct a full…


'MOVE ON' Trump team responds to Obama's call to probe Russian-related hacking

Fox News 57 sources

Donald Trump’s presidential transition team late Friday criticized President Obama's order for a full-scale review of campaign-season cyber-attacks allegedly linked to Russia, saying it’s “time to move on.”

Explosion outside Istanbul's Besiktas stadium stadium leaves 20 people injured in suspected car bomb

Mirror Online 403 sources

A car bomb exploded outside the Vodafone Arena, home to Turkish football club Besiktas J. K


John Glenn: A 'throttle up' life of courage

CSMonitor.com 59 sources

John Glenn offered an indelible portrait of American courage as a wartime aviator, test pilot, and astronaut. He was the embodiment of the nation's 'spirit of discovery.' By Peter Grier, Staff writer December 9, 2016. Save for later Saved.…


Oil exec is leading candidate for secretary of state

CBS News 103 sources

Exxon oil executive was slated to meet with Donald Trump at Trump Tower

Non-OPEC Joins OPEC in First Global Oil Cuts in 15 Years

Bloomberg 33 sources

Russia and several other non-OPEC nations pledged to curb oil production next year at a meeting in Vienna, joining forces with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to end a global glut that's crashed oil prices and shaken…

Saturday, Dec 10

Dylann Roof, with a laugh, confesses 'I did it"

CNN / U.S. 165 sources

Dylann Roof confessed almost immediately to the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, according to an FBI video shown Friday at his murder trial in Charleston, South Carolina.

Rudy Giuliani Won't Be Trump's Secretary Of State

The Huffington Post 134 sources

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has removed his name from consideration for a position in President-elect Donald Trump’s new administration, the Trump transition team said on Friday.

Russia acted in election to boost Trump, CIA officials say

StarTribune.com 219 sources

In a secret assessment shared with key senators, CIA briefers said it was now “quite clear” that electing Trump was Russia’s goal, the Washington Post reported, citing officials.

Friday, Dec 9

Obama orders intelligence community review of 2016 election hacking

Fox News 260 sources

President Obama has ordered his intelligence agencies to conduct a review of hacking during the 2016 presidential election and present their findings before he leaves office, a top adviser said Friday.

Korea’s Park Impeached as Protesters Vent Anger Over ...

Bloomberg 639 sources

Undone by an influence-peddling scandal, South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye was impeached by parliament today amid a wave of anger that could overturn ...

Trump to name Andrew Puzder, a fast-food CEO and critic of substantially raising the minimum wage, to head the Labor Department

The president-elect is turning to a business executive who opposes many of the pro-worker policies introduced by Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Puzder, who runs the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., is an opponent of rules that would…

More than 1,000 Russian athletes benefitted from state-sponsored doping

The Guardian 296 sources

More than 1,000 Russian athletes across over 30 sports – including football – were involved in or benefitted from state-sponsored doping between 2011 and 2015, it has been revealed.

Thursday, Dec 8

Trump Picks GOP Oil Industry Ally Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

NBC News 242 sources

Donald Trump intends to select Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a senior transition official confirmed to NBC News Wednesday, the clearest sign yet the president-elect will pursue an…

Tsunami watch cancelled for Hawaii after Solomon Islands quake

CTV News 233 sources

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a magnitude-8.0 earthquake has struck in waters off of the Solomon Islands.

Trump's Labor Department pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates

Reuters 195 sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize organised labour.

Wednesday, Dec 7

Donald Trump named Time's 'Person of the Year'

CNBC / World 264 sources

President-elect Donald Trump beat out Hillary Clinton once again for the title.

Passenger Plane Carrying Dozens Crashes in Pakistan

NBC News / U.S. 502 sources

The Pakistan International Airlines plane "lost its contact with control tower" en route from Chitral to the capital Islamabad, the airline said. Spokespeople for the country's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and military confirmed that the…

Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary: New Orleans at war

NOLA.com 464 sources

On Dec. 7, 1941 -- a 'date which will live in infamy' -- Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, prompting the official U.S. entry into World War II. Just like that, everything changed.

2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfire that killed 14, including 2 Canadians

CTV News 120 sources

Authorities have charged two juveniles for starting an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings.

Tuesday, Dec 6

Death Toll in Oakland Warehouse Fire Rises to 36

The death toll has risen to 36 people from a fire that broke out Friday night during a party and electronic-music performance at a warehouse in Oakland, Calif., authorities said early Monday.

Beyoncé tops Grammy nominations with nine, Chance the Rapper makes history with streaming-only nods

Los Angeles Times 371 sources

Lightning-rod pop-R&B superstar Beyoncé has scored a field-leading nine Grammy Award nominations for her provocative “Formation” single and “Lemonade” album, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday morning. R&B and hip-hop artists Kanye…

Judge declares mistrial in ex-South Carolina policeman's murder trial

Reuters 232 sources

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial on Monday after jurors weighing a murder charge against a white former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed a black motorist last year said they were…

Trump Threatens to Cancel Air Force One Order

NBC News 396 sources

Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted that the cost of Boeing's new Air Force One is "out of control." Boeing's stock slid 1 percent.