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  • U.S. judge reverses order requiring vote recount in Michigan

    A federal judge in Michigan on Wednesday revoked his order requiring a recount of the state's presidential vote sought by Jill Stein, siding with a state appeals court that found the Green Party candidate had no grounds to mount the challenge. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith's ruling has the effect of halting the recount in Michigan, at least for now, following conflicting rulings a day earlier by federal and state appeals courts. The Michigan Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered the recount stopped, while the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Goldsmith's earlier decision and said the process should proceed.

    Reuters
  • Shootout mannequin challenge leads to gun, marijuana arrests

    The video, posted to Facebook last month, shows 22 men standing completely still and brandishing guns outside 5012 Powell Drive in Huntsville. The mannequin challenge is a viral Internet video trend in which people try to stay completely still as if they were part of a Madame Tussauds wax exhibit, typically with the song “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd playing in the background. The shootout video, however, makes use of “Ain’t No Comin’ Down” by TEC & Maine Musik.

    Yahoo News
  • Commander backs standing for national anthem at Pearl Harbor

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris says those who served during the attack on Pearl Harbor never failed to stand for the national anthem.

    Associated Press
  • Russia's Sad, Smokey Aircraft Carrier Loses Second Fighter in Two Weeks

    Both incidents involved snapped arresting wires.

    Popular Mechanics
  • 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack (33 photos)

    On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, a Sunday, Japanese bombers flew across Oahu, Hawaii, and began their assault. The attack killed more than 2,300 people, nearly half of them on the battleship USS Arizona. More than 1,100 were injured. After the attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a speech before Congress, calling Dec. 7 a “date which will live in infamy.” The U.S. declared war against Japan. (AP) Dec. 7, 2016, marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Here’s a look back at that fateful day. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr .  

    Yahoo News Photo Staff
  • Theories About What May Have Happened To Sherri Papini

    Shasta County police have so far found no leads that could shed light on the motive behind the California mother's kidnapping.

    International Business Times
  • NES Classic Alternative Plays Games From 28 Consoles

    Nintendo's NES Classic is one of the hottest gifts this holiday season, but it's all but impossible to find in stores and runs just 30 games. Instead, you could turn your wallet towards Indiegogo, where a company called Doyoda is crowdfunding for its Retro Engine Sigma, which emulates games from 28 different game consoles. The Retro Engine Sigma has two USB-ports for controllers, as well as the option to use a Bluetooth adapter for wireless joysticks.

    Tech Media Network (Tom's Guide)
  • Ukraine offers Trump own jet after Air Force One flap

    Ukraine's main plane maker told US President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday that he may want to purchase one of its jets after he called Boeing's version of Air Force One too costly. "@realDonaldTrump May be it is better to consider #Antonov aircraft as Air Force One?" the plane maker asked. Trump tweeted on Tuesday that "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion.

    AFP
  • Find Out What Ian Somerhalder Really Thinks About Nina Dobrev's ‘Vampire Diaries’ Comeback

    What does Ian Somerhalder really think about his ex-girlfriend Nina Dobrev returning to “The Vampire Diaries” before it wraps up its eighth and final season?

    International Business Times
  • Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer

    DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors dropped murder charges Wednesday against a man in the killing of a Detroit college police officer who was shot in the head while on duty, but did not elaborate on why they no longer consider him a suspect.

    Associated Press
  • New Zealand passport robot tells applicant of Asian descent to open eyes

    A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed. Richard Lee's attempt to renew his passport was blocked after he submitted the picture to an online passport photo checker run by New Zealand's department of internal affairs. "No hard feelings on my part, I've always had very small eyes and facial recognition technology is relatively new and unsophisticated," Lee told Reuters.

    Reuters
  • Police chief defends investigation in decapitated-teen case

    LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A police chief is defending his department's investigation into the disappearance of a 16-year-old boy whose headless body was found near a river.

    Associated Press
  • If you’re thinking about buying an Apple Watch, today is the day to do it

    The Apple Watch might not be the smash hit that Wall Street analysts guessed it would be, but it's still the most popular smart watch in the world by a landslide. In fact, during its first year on the market, the Apple Watch became the number 2 best-selling watch brand on the planet behind only Rolex. That's a pretty amazing feat for a device in such a new category, and now is your chance to see what all the fuss is about. Amazon has a big sale going for one day only, and it knocks $80 off a stainless steel 38mm Apple Watch with a Sport band, or $90 off a stainless steel 42mm Apple Watch with a Classic Buckle leather band. These prices are unbeatable, and they're only available on Tuesday. We're talking about the Series 1 watches here, just to be clear. If you want a taste of the stainless Apple Watch without spending too much cash though, this is the perfect way to get it. The only difference between Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watches is the speed, and it's really not too big a deal for a device where all of your interactions are only supposed to last for a few seconds. The most important new Apple Watch feature this year is water-resistance, and these Series 1 Apple Watches are both water-resistant. Also, note that the smaller 38mm model is refurbished. The larger 42mm Apple Watch Series 1 is brand new. Here are the models on sale on Amazon today: Apple Watch 38mm Stainless Steel Case w/ Black Sport Band This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. The product is backed by a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic brown or white box. Accessories may be generic and not directly from the manufacturer. Operating System: watchOS 2, Chipset: Apple S1, Processor: 520 MHz, GPU: PowerVR SGX543 Internal Memory: 8GB, 512MB RAM Up to 18 Hours of All-Day Battery Life, Up to 3 hours Talk Time; About 1.5 hours to 80% Charge Time, About 2.5 hours to 100% Charge Time IPX7 Ceritified - Water Resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes Apple Watch 42mm Stainless Steel Case w/ Black Classic Buckle 1.65-inch AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 390 x 312 pixels + Sapphire Crystal Glass Operating System: watchOS 2, Chipset: Apple S1, Processor: 520 MHz, GPU: PowerVR SGX543 Internal Memory: 8GB, 512MB RAM Heart Rate Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor Up to 18 Hours of All-Day Battery Life, Up to 3 hours Talk Time; About 1.5 hours to 80% Charge Time, About 2.5 hours to 100% Charge Time

    BGR News
  • These 13 U.S. Navy Ships Rose from the Dead After Pearl Harbor

    “Destroyed” isn’t always permanent when there’s a war to be won.

    The Drive
  • ISIS Hostage Video Shows Mosul War

    ISIS is estimated to have up to 6,000 fighters in Mosul. The operation to retake Mosul from ISIS began in October.

    International Business Times
  • Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

    DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that effectively halted Michigan's presidential recount after three days assures Republican Donald Trump's narrow victory in the state.

    Associated Press
  • Greenland's ice-free past exposes sea level rise danger

    The massive Greenland ice sheet has melted away at least once during the last 1.4 million years, according to a study published on Wednesday, raising fears that manmade climate change could provoke dangerous sea levels. "Unfortunately, this makes the Greenland ice sheet look highly unstable," said lead author Joerg Schaefer, a palaeoclimatologist at Columbia University in New York. Hence the sense of urgency among climate scientists trying to figure out just how sensitive the ice sheet is to global warming, which has already pushed temperatures in the Arctic region two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial era levels -- twice the global average.

    AFP
  • 'Pokémon GO' Starbucks Update Will Bring 100 Gen 2 Pokémon To App

    Looks like the moment every "Pokémon GO" player has been waiting for is finally arriving this week. A special event is reportedly launching this Thursday, and it will launch with the second-generation Pokémon.

    International Business Times
  • Former Oklahoma state trooper sentenced to 8 years in prison

    SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma state trooper accused of sexually assaulting women during traffic stops was sentenced Tuesday to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to lesser charges.

    Associated Press
  • Ties between Russia and the Taliban worry Afghan, U.S. officials

    By Hamid Shalizi and Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan and American officials are increasingly worried that any deepening of ties between Russia and Taliban militants fighting to topple the government in Kabul could complicate an already precarious security situation. Russian officials have denied they provide aid to the insurgents, who are contesting large swathes of territory and inflicting heavy casualties, and say their limited contacts are aimed at bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table. Leaders in Kabul say Russian support for the Afghan Taliban appears to be mostly political so far.

    Reuters