Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan who later became Russia’s leading defender on Capitol Hill and an outspoken advocate for legalized marijuana, was defeated Saturday, a victim of California’s Democratic tilt and voters’ distaste for President Donald Trump. Rohrabacher, 71, was defeated by real estate executive Harley Rouda, 56, a Republican-turned-Democrat who pilloried the congressman for his skepticism over climate change and depicted him as an out-of-touch abettor in Washington gridlock. With votes continuing to be counted, Rouda’s edge grew steadily.
Photographer Karem Alzerii’s photo of Buthaina Muhammad Mansour al-Raimi went viral after he posted it on Facebook on Aug. 29. SANAA, Yemen — After a Saudi airstrike hit a residential apartment building in Sanaa in August 2017, 5-year old Buthaina Muhammad Mansour al-Raimi quickly became the public face of the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Yemen. While Buthaina’s case never attracted as much international coverage as that of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who was murdered and dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey, her image brought attention to the thousands of civilians who have died in the war.
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The thousands of troops deployed to the southern U.S. border will most likely spend Thanksgiving setting up camp and eating prepackaged meals instead of being able to return to their families. At Base Camp Donna, located between a highway and the border
Ancient Egyptians seem to have been "cat people," or at least cat mummy people. Researchers have dug up several mummified cats alongside about 100 wooden cat statues in a tomb complex near a pyramid built for the pharaoh Userkaf, who reigned from 2291 B.C. to 2289 B.C., the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced Nov. 10. The burials are located near the site of Saqqara in Egypt.
Around the country thousands of people will pay tribute on Sunday to those who died on foreign soil or at sea for their country, and those at home who endured the anguish and hardship of global war. On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice events will take place in every corner of the British Isles to commemorate the sacrifice of a generation during the First World War, which only came to an end at 11am on November 11, 1918, after an almost incalculable loss of life. Between 1914 and 1918, 886,345 UK troops were killed.
The three wildfires raging on both ends of California have exacted a staggering toll. Dozens of lives have been lost, tens of thousands have been displaced and entire neighborhoods — and at least one entire Northern California town — have been incinerated. High winds and critically dry conditions threaten to unleash more fires in parts of Southern California in the coming days and weeks, fire officials told The Associated Press.
Iraq's president on Sunday urged the United States to consider Baghdad's political and economic position as the countries negotiate on relief for Iraq from Washington's reimposed sanctions against Iran. The United States said on Friday Iraq can continue to import natural gas and energy supplies from Iran for a period of 45 days, so long as Iraq does not pay Iran for imports in U.S. dollars. "We do not want Iraq to be burdened with the U.S. sanctions on Iran," Barham Salih, the newly elected President, told reporters during a visit to the Gulf Arab state of Kuwait.
On "This Week," White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway discusses Attorney General Jeff Sessions' firing and his acting replacement, and the mandated recount of votes in Florida races.
Three separate wildfires raging in California have killed at least 31 people and as many as 200 more are currently missing while firefighters battle to contain the disaster. The Camp Fire in the north of the state has burned 108,000 acres of land so far and is among deadliest in California history, while the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles has claimed 83,275 acres and the Hill Fire in Ventura County scorched 4,531 more. Against this backdrop, Donald Trump has exacerbated a situation in which emotions were already running high with a series to tweets blaming the infernos on the “gross mismanagement” of state forests at the hands of administrators.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday urged Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) to recuse himself from recount procedures in Florida following midterm elections that resulted in three tight races ― including one in which Scott is a candidate. Schumer suggested any role Scott would play as governor in the recounts represents a major conflict of interest, given that he is challenging Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in the Senate race that is one of those still up in the air. “Scott should recuse himself immediately,” Schumer said on CNN’s “State Of The Union.” “He has a self-interest in jaundicing this election.
Fox News anchor Ed Henry responded to Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday, addressing her criticism that he’d made fun of her financial situation Friday on Fox’s “America’s Newsroom.” Ocasio-Cortez admitted in a New York Times
Major oil producers meet in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to consider reverting to output cuts after a sharp slide in crude prices revived fears of a 2014-style crash. Oil prices shed a fifth of their value in just one month after surging to a four-year high in early October, driven by a combination of factors centred on higher supply and fears of sluggish demand. The United States has upped production of shale oil, while Saudi Arabia, Russia and others have raised supplies of crude amid signs of slowing demand.
The spokesman for Petro Poroshenko says the Ukrainian president has met with the leaders of Germany and France in Paris amid the ceremonies commemorating the end of World War I, and that they discussed elections held in the sectors of eastern Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels. Ukrainian presidential spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko said on Facebook that Poroshenko met with French President Emanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the elections. Israel's prime minister says he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have spoken in Paris, the first time the two met since the downing of a Russian plane over Syria.
Whether the tween on your shopping list is one you spend a lot of time with or not, gift ideas for tween boys and girls can be the hardest to think of. What are some gift ideas for tweens who love to read? It’s a Goldilocks scenario: You want gifts for tweens that aren’t too babyish, aren’t too grown up, but that are right in the middle.
When Democrats take control of the U.S. House they plan to investigate the Trump administration's decision to try to block AT&T Inc from acquiring Time Warner, and whether officials sought to punish Amazon.com Inc by prodding the U.S. Post Office to hike shipping prices for the world's largest e-commerce company, a senior Democrat said on Sunday. Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post, while Time Warner's holdings include CNN.
The most destructive wildfire in California history continues to burn in Northern California in Butte County. The fire has destroyed hundreds of buildings and has placed hundreds of lives at risk. As the Camp Fire rages on, authorities continue to search
At least 300,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers were killed over the four years of war, five major battles around Ypres, including Passchendaele which cost half a million casualties for the gain of just a few miles.
Wildfires sweeping California have now killed at least 31 people, according to officials, while more than 200 others remain missing. The Woolsey Fire, in the south of the state, has killed two people, while the Camp Fire in the north has killed 29, making it the joint deadliest fire on record in California, along with the 1933 Griffith Park Fire in Los Angeles. The Woolsey Fire and Camp Fire have also burnt a large number of homes and other structures.
The former first lady shares her struggle with infertility and that she and her husband sought marriage counseling in hopes that other young couples will know they are not alone.
The race to count Florida’s votes got even messier on Sunday as Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign filed a handful of lawsuits seeking to give law enforcement custody of election equipment and prevent certain ballots from being included in official results. A recount began Saturday in the U.S. Senate race between Scott, a Republican, and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott narrowly leads Nelson by about 0.15 percentage points, well within the state’s 0.25 percent threshold for a manual recount.
Saudi Arabia, the world's top crude exporter, said Sunday it will cut oil output from next month, as major producers held a key meeting to discuss shoring up sliding prices. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih announced the kingdom was cutting its supplies by 500,000 barrels per day from December. Oil prices have shed a fifth of their value in just one month after surging to a four-year high in early October, driven by a combination of factors centred on higher supply and fears of sluggish demand.
A topless female protester was seized by French police on Sunday morning as she ran toward the motorcade carrying President Donald Trump. The U.S. leader had been en route to a ceremony at Paris’ Arc de Triomphe marking the 100-year anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Une activiste FEMEN face à la voiture de Trump, remontant les Champs Élysée, dénonçant l’hypocrisie de cette cérémonie du 11 novembre.
The former marine who gunned down 12 people at a bar in southern California died from a self-inflicted gunshot, an autopsy has found. Ian Long killed 11 civilians at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, along with a police officer. More than