Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protests descend into chaos

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in chaotic scenes late on Sunday as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by the city's political masters in Beijing.
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De Blasio tears into MTA for spending and mismanagement
Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a fusillade of criticism against the MTA on Thursday — telling the state-run agency that it “should clean up its own house” before asking the city for more Access-A-Ride funding. “We’ve got to have a blunt chat here about the MTA,” de Blasio said after a reporter asked the mayor...
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Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine to testify tomorrow
Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine who was ousted earlier this year, will testify in a public hearing Friday. Multiple witnesses have accused President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, of engaging in a smear campaign against her. Political contributors Antjuan Seawright and Leslie Sanchez join CBSN to discuss the messaging tactics of both parties in the impeachment inquiry.
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Trump hotel brochure uses 'government business' to lure buyers
The Trump Organization has put together a glossy investor brochure for the Trump International Hotel complete with pictures showcasing the hotel's grandiose architecture, central location and it's ability to capitalize on "government related business." CNN's Brian Todd reports.
2020 Daily Trail Markers: After Kentucky win, Dems look to Louisiana
This Saturday, Louisiana will hold an election between incumbent Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards and Republican businessman Eddie Rispone
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'Lack of leadership' led to Kansas college football player’s death, report says
A 19-year-old Kansas college football player died of heatstroke during his team’s first practice of the season in 2018 because of “a striking lack of leadership,” according to a new report following an independent investigation.
Trump asks Supreme Court to stop release of his tax returns
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Trump's tax returns can be turned over to state criminal investigators
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Flood-Ravaged Venice Declares State of Emergency as Mayor Blames Climate Change for ‘Dramatic Situation’
Venice's archbishop said St. Mark’s Basilica had suffered "irreparable damage"
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Alibaba praises Hong Kong ahead of $13.4 billion listing
Alibaba Group Chairman Daniel Zhang said Hong Kong's "future is bright" as the company presses on with its secondary listing in the city gripped by increasingly violent protests and recession.
Why Fox News wants you to think impeachment hearings are 'boring'
On Wednesday night, Sean Hannity was positively giddy. - RSS Channel
I live on disability insurance and was able to buy a house in Sacramento, but most people with disabilities aren't as lucky
Courtesy Charis Hill After I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, a debilitating form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, I was unable to work. It took two years, but I was finally awarded Social Security Disability Insurance. The problem: My payments were $970 a month and my rent was $800. I had to find housing fast and was able to buy a house in my community for $145,000, though it needs a lot of work. But most people with disabilities aren't as lucky.  Read more personal finance coverage. I'm one of over 38 million Americans living in poverty. With an income of around $1,000 per month through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and occasional money from writing, I am 100% impoverished, by definition. I was never wealthy. I grew up without air conditioning or adequate heat in a 150-year-old farmhouse that had a leaky roof — I learned how to be frugal by proxy.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:How to refinance your mortgage and save money every monthA retiree who 'never made big money' says owning property made his retirement possible, and young people shouldn't overlook itA financial planner on the verge of regret after buying her first apartment remembered a key piece of money advice from her grandfather
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The NSA says it stopped tracking cellphone locations without a warrant
Last year the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that a search warrant is required for law enforcement to perform cellphone tower searches to track someone's location. The Daily Beast reported on a letter sent by the Office of the Director of Na...
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Aaron Carter hospitalized, mom Jane shares hospital bed photo
"Momma's gonna take care of you," Jane Carter captioned the pic of her son.
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Gov Deval Patrick: We can't replace Trump pushing division with a Dem doing same
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick discusses with CNN's Jake Tapper.
The CEO of Amazon Web Services told employees that its cloud is ‘24 months ahead of Microsoft in functionality and maturity’ (MSFT, AMZN)
REUTERS/Mike Blake Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy reportedly told employees its cloud is 24 months ahead of Microsoft's, "in functionality and maturity." Jassy's comments came as he informed employees about the company's plans to challenge Microsoft's win of JEDI, a contentious $10 billion cloud computing contract with the Pentagon, according to a report from Federal Times. The bidding process was contentious and included involvement from tech titans such as Oracle and even politicians including President Donald Trump, who has publicly feuded with Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. Jassy said the political aspect made the process unfair: "When you have a sitting president who's willing to publicly show his disdain for a company and the leader of a company, it's very difficult for government agencies including the DoD to make an objective decision without fear of reprisal," Jassy said. Experts say Amazon might have a case if it could prove political interference unfairly affected the outcome of the bidding process — particularly given that an upcoming book makes the claim that President Donald Trump ordered former Defense Secretary James Mattis to "screw Amazon" out of the JEDI contract. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy reportedly told employees at an all-hands meeting on Thursday that the Seattle-based company's cloud business is two years ahead of competitor Microsoft's. "If you do any thorough, apples-to-apples, objective comparison of AWS versus Microsoft you don't come out deciding that they're comparable platforms," he said, according to a report from Federal Times, which said it obtained a video of the meeting. "Most of our customers will tell us that we're about 24 months ahead of Microsoft in functionality and maturity."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Amazon just made its first official challenge to Microsoft's $10 billion JEDI cloud contract win over claims of ‘unmistakable bias’A big new deal with Salesforce shows Microsoft is 'on the offensive' in the cloud wars, even as it puts Amazon under pressure for trying to 'go it alone'Amazon Web Services quietly did a 'complete overhaul' of its pricing in a move that can save customers money while also making it harder for them to leave
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UPDATE 1-Court tosses Carl Icahn's suit seeking Occidental acquisition records
Activist investor Carl Icahn will not have access to Occidental Petroleum Corp's Anadarko takeover records to support his proxy fight against the oil firm's board, a Delaware court judge ruled on Thursday.
Report: Knicks Thought Anthony Davis Trade Would 'Undercut' Long-Term Plan
Anthony Davis is one of the best players in the league and only 26 years old, but New York Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry reportedly didn't see how ...
Teen school shooter gets life for killing dad, first grader
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A school shooter who was 14 when he killed a first grader on a school playground in South Carolina was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole. Judge Lawton McIntosh said Jesse Osborne showed little remorse after killing his father in their Anderson County home, then shooting at the playground at...
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Luigi’s Mansion 3 has the best U.S. debut month for the franchise
Luigi's Mansion 3 may have come out on October 31, but it still managed to be the third best-selling game in the U.S. for the month.
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PayPal pauses payouts to PornHub porn models
PayPal on Thursday says it has halted payment support for models with PornHub, the online adult site, after Paypal says it found that Pornhub made certain payments without PayPal's permission. “Following a review, we have discovered that PornHub has made certain business payments through PayPal without seeking our permission. We have taken action to stop these transactions from occurring,” PayPal said in an email statement. PayPal hasn't explained why, beyond that. From Reuters: PornHub, owned by Luxembourg-headquartered company MindGeek, said it was “devastated by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to over a hundred thousand performers who rely on them for their livelihoods”. MindGeek did not respond to a Reuters request for comment. RELATED READING on our blog: Banned from Youtube, Chinese propagandists are using Pornhub to publish anti-Hong Kong videos [Cory Doctorow, Thu Nov 14, 2019] Read the rest
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Microsoft announces its xCloud streaming service and a truckload of new games are coming in 2020
Microsoft has announced a vague intention to launch its xCloud game streaming service sometime in 2020, and dropped a double handful of new titles that will arrive on it and the existing Game Pass subscription. It seems that next year will indeed be the opening battle in the streaming wars to come. The announcements came […]
PlayStation 4’s first six years were better than every console except PS2 and Wii
The PlayStation 4 has had the third-best first six years for any U.S. console, trailing only the PlayStation 2 and Wii, according to The NPD Group.
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People Have Ridiculous Misinformation About My STD. Should I Stop Disclosing It?
I’ve already lost one partner.
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Mo'Nique files discrimination suit against Netflix
Academy Award-winning actress Mo'Nique has filed suit against streaming giant Netflix, alleging that they discriminated against her as a black woman. - RSS Channel
NPD: Brisk Nintendo Switch sales can’t offset October hardware decline
Nintendo Switch sales continue to grow as the youthful console is still in its prime compared to the aging PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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UPDATE 2-Amazon challenges Pentagon's $10-bln cloud award to Microsoft Inc on Thursday said it is contesting the Pentagon's award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp, expressing concern that politics got in the way of a fair contracting process.
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'Quack' gets away with causing a Maryland woman's death with illegal butt injections
Donna Francis fought extradition from London in exchange to not have to serve more than a year in jail and not on Rikers Island.
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Kentucky Governor Race: Matt Bevin Concedes to Andy Beshear
Matt Bevin, Kentucky’s sharp-elbowed governor conceded defeat after a recanvass of votes confirmed the victory of Andy Beshear, son of a two-term Democratic governor.
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October 2019 NPD: Call of Duty and Outer Worlds deliver solid month
The October 2019 NPD gaming report reveals strong performances for new games like Call of Duty, The Outer Worlds, and Luigi's Mansion 3.
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NJ middle schooler fills classmate’s water bottle with toilet water
A New Jersey middle schooler was charged with filling a student’s water bottle with toilet water  — which the victim consumed, a report said. The 13-year-old suspect pulled off the gut-wrenching stunt at Sgt. Dominick Pilla Middle School in Vineland, according to Vineland police charged the student with tampering with a food product and...
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Japan's ageing 'Hidden Christians' fear they may be their religion's last generation
His face weathered from years at sea, kimono-clad Japanese fisherman Masaichi Kawasaki kneels before an altar adorned with images of the Virgin Mary, crossing himself as he softly intones chants handed down through centuries.
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Dodgers' Cody Bellinger edges out Brewers' Christian Yelich for NL MVP Award
Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich dominated the National League landscape in 2019, but it was the Dodgers slugger who won the NL MVP award.       
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Wynonna Judd’s daughter Grace Pauline Kelley released from prison 6 years early
She was serving an 8-year prison sentence for violating her probation.
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Andrew Yang and his loyal 'knights' of Silicon Valley
Drew Angerer/Getty; Phil Long/AP; Business Insider Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of Trending, the newsletter that highlights the best of BI Prime's tech coverage. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast bureau chief and global tech editor. If you like this email, tell your friends and colleagues that they can sign up for the newsletter here.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Google reveal the new Nest Mini, which is an updated Home MiniSee Also:Regulating big tech has become a hot topic ahead of the 2020 election — here's where the Democratic candidates standAndrew Yang wants to regulate big tech without breaking it up and says his fan Elon Musk is in full supportAmazon reportedly has an ambitious plan to change the way we grocery shop — here's what we know about it so far
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Djokovic's hopes crushed as Federer serves up a masterclass
Roger Federer lit up the O2 Arena with a dazzling 6-4 6-3 defeat of Novak Djokovic to hand the Serb an early ATP Finals exit and wreck his bid to end the year ranked number one on Thursday.
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Pelicans' Brandon Ingram out with Knee Injury vs. Clippers in Paul George Debut
The New Orleans Pelicans announced forward Brandon Ingram will not play Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers because of right knee soreness...
Uber Fined $649 Million for Saying Drivers Aren’t Employees
The move by New Jersey could reverberate across the gig economy.
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L.L. Bean offers 25% off perfect holiday gifts with surprise sale
Your holiday shopping plans may have gotten a little simpler now that L.L. Bean has kicked off an epic holiday sale. During the sale, you will receive an extra 25% off your entire order, including sale items. Just be sure to use the code SAVE25 to get the deal. There’s no shortage of great outdoor,...
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Putin: Russia hopes Trump will visit Moscow for Victory Day ('May Day')
“It would be the right (thing). But it’s not up to us to decide,” Putin said.
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Rev CEO: 'We Got a Few Things Wrong'
Transcription platform Rev quietly slashed the minimum pay for its contractors on Friday, and its workforce has been vocally pushing back against what it sees as unlivable wages since then.Read more...
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Apprehensions at U.S.-Mexico border continue to decline
CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss the decline in apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border and the recent shake-ups at the Department of Homeland Security.
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Nevada's new caucus rules present challenges for 2020 Democrats
Nevada's caucuses, the third contest of the Democratic primary and a key test of candidates' support among Hispanics, Asian Americans and labor unions
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Cody Bellinger Wins 2019 NL MVP Award over Christian Yelich, Anthony Rendon
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was named the 2019 National League MVP on Thursday. Bellinger beat out Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich and Washington ...
From 1996: The secret world of John le Carré
The putative end of the Cold War didn't mark the end for master spy storyteller John le Carré, who continued to write thrilling bestsellers of international intrigue and duplicity. Mark Phillips talked with the writer about how his "secret world" hadn’t changed all that much, and with London tailor Douglas Hayward, who served as a source of inspiration for the British expat who finds himself in the middle of a plot in crime-and drug-ridden Panama City, in le Carré's novel, "The Tailor of Panama." Originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" November 17, 1996.
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Former US diplomat Jon Huntsman launches bid for Utah governor's race
Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. announced on Thursday he's running for the Republican nomination in Utah's governor's race for a third time.
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S&P 500 creeps up to another record close
Stocks barely moved on Thursday but the S&P 500 nudged up to a record close as earnings season winds down. Conway G. Gittens has the rundown.
Wanted: 10k dogs for massive aging canine study
On this we can all agree: The lifespan of a dog is far too short. The Dog Aging Project hopes to change that. - RSS Channel
Bolivia's new leader, Jeanine Añez Chavez, faces daunting challenges
Will the former senator succeed in remaining in office before calling for the next elections?
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