Merkel feels solidarity with minority congresswomen attacked by Trump

German Chancellor Merkel on Friday distanced herself from U.S. President Donald Trump's comment that four minority Democratic congresswomen should "go back" to where they came from.
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Kevin Hart blames woman knocked down by his bodyguards: court docs
Marrero's lawyer, Richard Russo, said: “It’s a defense as old as time. Blame the victim.”
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Greg Bird’s future with Yankees is at its crossroads
By 8 p.m. Wednesday, the Yankees have to make a decision that will impact Greg Bird’s future with the organization. That’s the deadline for teams to tender contracts to players on the 40-man roster who aren’t signed for the 2020 season. If a player isn’t offered a contract he becomes a free agent. If he...
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How to make easy Thanksgiving dinner in under 1 hour using an Instant Pot
Roasting a turkey used to mean hours of pacing and peering into the oven. But thanks to a trendy kitchen gadget, home cooks can now make a beautiful brown bird in a mere hour. “It’s definitely 100 percent possible,” food blogger Jeffrey Eisner tells The Post. The 38-year-old Astoria resident, who runs a recipe blog...
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Study: Husbands get stressed out if their wives make more than 40% of their total income
Traditional gender norms may be to blame for husbands get more stressed the more money their wives earn, a researcher says.
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Colonel Vindman’s America
It’s not a place that Donald Trump knows much about.
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College Football Playoff Projections: Week 13 Rankings and Bowl Forecast
Week 12 was devoid of colossal upsets, so there weren't any drastic changes in the College Football Playoff selection committee's latest rankings...
Jets’ Quincy Enunwa isn’t giving up on his football career
Quincy Enunwa isn’t talking like someone who has put on a helmet and shoulder pads for the last time. The oft-injured Jets receiver, who was ruled out for the season after reinjuring his neck in a season-opening loss to the Bills, is doing everything he can to return next year. “I’m just working my way...
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Defense Dept watchdog says Turkish incursion and U.S. drawdown helped ISIS
Even though the U.S. recently killed the leader of the terrorist group, the DoD IG warns that Trump's Syria policies will "strengthen its ability to plan attacks abroad"
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Star Trek 4 eyes Fargo, Legion creator Noah Hawley to direct
After a three-year silence, there has been news on the fourth film in rebooted Star Trek film series: Noah Hawley, best known for creating FX’s Legion and Fargo TV series, is in final talks to write and direct it, according to reports from The Wrap and Deadline. The most recent Star Trek film was 2016’s Star Trek Beyond. Unlike the original two films in the modern iteration of the franchise, Star Trek Beyond was directed by Justin Lin; 2009’s Star Trek and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness were directed by J.J. Abrams. Abrams was a producer on Star Trek Beyond, and will be reprising the role in the as-yet-untitled fourth film. This will be Hawley’s second film The fourth Star Trek film was greenlit in 2016, with reports that Chris... Continue reading…
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Suspect in Brooklyn pizzeria slaying ‘a patsy,’ lawyer says
He’s just a pizza patsy. A Long Island man charged with gunning down the owner of an iconic Brooklyn pizza joint in 2016 is being framed, his lawyer said at the opening of his murder trial Tuesday. The lawyer for Andres Fernandez, who is charged with the slaying of L&B Spumoni Gardens pizzeria owner Louis...
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Australia's Westpac accused of 23 million money laundering breaches
Australia's Westpac Banking Corp was accused on Wednesday of 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering rules, with a regulator saying the financial giant enabled payments from "high risk" countries and convicted child sex offenders.
'Couldn't believe what I was hearing': White House aides testify in impeachment probe
Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday they were concerned by President Donald Trump's effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival, with one White House official calling it a “shock.”
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College Football Playoff: No Changes Up Top, Oklahoma and Minnesota Still Alive
Each team ranked No. 7 or better in the previous installment of the College Football Playoff Top 25 took care of business in Week 12. No. 4 Georgia picked up a quality road win over then-No...
Ex-Marseille, Aris Star Sergio Contreras Arrested in Major Spanish Drug Raid
Former Spanish striker Sergio Contreras Pardo was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of leading a drug ring in Spain, according to the Agence France-Presse ...
NTSB urges Boeing to redesign engine part on thousands of jets in use
Federal safety officials say the engine housing on Boeing 737 New Generation jets should be redeveloped to prevent another deadly incident like the one in 2018
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College Football Playoff 2019: Predicting Final Four Teams Post-Week 13 Rankings
The final College Football Playoff position appears to be down to the Pac-12 and the SEC. Georgia, Alabama, Oregon and Utah landed from No. 4 to No. 7 in Tuesday's rankings release...
Vindman and Williams impeachment hearing — key moments in 4 minutes
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council expert on Ukraine, and Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Pence, testified Tuesday in the Trump impeachment inquiry.
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Feds Pin Uber Crash on Human Operator, Call for Better Rules
For starters, self-driving car companies should be required to submit safety evaluation letters—and those letters should be formally assessed.
Senate unanimously passes Hong Kong 'Human Rights and Democracy' bill
The White House has yet to say whether Trump would sign or veto the measure.
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After Trump intervenes, Navy launches review of SEAL's fitness to serve in elite force
Navy officials are expected to notify Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher on Wednesday that they are launching an administrative review of his fitness to continue to serve as a SEAL, days President Donald Trump reversed Gallagher's demotion for posing for a photo with a casualty.
Columbia grad gets 5 years for beating dad with wrench
A Manhattan judge Tuesday ordered a Columbia University graduate tossed behind bars for five years for bludgeoning his father with a metal wrench during a battle over his late mom’s $2 million estate. Justice Ruth Pickholz blasted spoiled rich kid Jason Heyworth, 37, for delivering “a horrible beating” upon his 71-year-old father Eric Heyworth as...
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LSU stays on top as CFP Rankings face an Alabama decision
The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. The selection committee’s third weekly rankings had little movement in the top 10, with Alabama fifth followed by Oregon, Utah, Penn State, Oklahoma and Minnesota. The committee could face an interesting decision with...
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Ex-Poly Prep student claims he was sexually abused by Latin teacher
A former student at Brooklyn’s tony Poly Prep Country Day School filed a lawsuit against the school claiming he was sexually abused by a teacher and witnessed other abuse that was covered up. The former student, who was identified as John Doe in the court documents, claims in the suit that longtime Latin teacher John...
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ThriveNYC struggles to make a difference because staffers don’t stick around
A key part of First Lady Chirlane McCray’s ThriveNYC program that trains employees at community groups to address mental health problems is struggling to make a dent because the nonprofit employees don’t stick around. Embarrassingly, a top city official acknowledged the $17.5 million initiative struggles during a panel session for ThriveNYC’s lightly-attended annual conference, Cities...
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Kickstarter’s new budget tool helps keep projects accountable for your money
We’ve all seen it happen: a crowdfunding project makes a ton of money and gets rave press only to get delayed by months, years, or never ship at all. Today Kickstarter is launching a ‘Project Budget’ tool that hopes to minimize these occurrences by letting creators share a project’s budget publicly. While Kickstarter launched a Funding Calculator tool earlier this year, this was a private feature for creators. The Project Budget uses this data and displays it publicly on a product’s campaign page, forcing a degree of accountability and reminding creators of expenses they might not have fully considered. According… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Kickstarter
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Morrison says call summary was moved to secure server accidentally
Tim Morrison, the outgoing senior director of European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council, said NSC legal counsel John Eisenberg told him the summary of the president's July 25 call had been placed in a highly secure server. Morrison said Eisenberg told him that the placement was an "administrative error" and a "mistake."
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YouTubers Trisha Paytas and Gabbie Hanna are feuding — here's what you need to know about the drama
Screenshot: Instagram/@jessismiles_, Instagram/@gabbiehanna, YouTube/blndsundoll4mj YouTuber Gabbie Hanna issued an apology addressing parts of a drama centering around her, former Vine stars, and messaging fans with screenshots of private texts. Previously, YouTuber Trisha Paytas accused Hanna of harassing and slandering her and has since threatened to take out a restraining order against her, stemming from an incident in which Hanna told Paytas' then-boyfriend Jason Nash that Paytas had herpes – which Paytas says is untrue. Then, a fan tweeted that "a lot of people forget or don't know that Gabbie Hanna chose a rapist [...] over her then best friend, who was the victim," referring to when former Vine star Curtis Lepore plead guilty to felony assault of fellow Vine star Jessi Vasquez, better known as Jessi Smiles, who accused him of raping her.  Hanna messaged the fan, named Deanna, and told her that any accusation that she sided with Lepore over Vasquez was fabricated. Deanna tweeted an apology, which caught the attention of Jen Dent, another former Vine star and friend of Vasquez. Dent reached out to Deanna and connected her with Vasquez. Vasquez then made a video about Hanna sending screenshots of private text messages between Dent and Hanna and Vasquez and Hanna to Deanna. She said Hanna had spent time with Lepore's friends after he was prosecuted and that Hanna told Vasquez "Curtis' friends didn't rape you" when Vasquez expressed that she felt betrayed. Before apologizing, Hanna began sending more Twitter DMs to a 15-year-old fan explaining why she had yet to address the accusations that she had sided with a rapist. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A convoluted drama has enveloped several of YouTube's biggest stars, along with some former Vine stars, resulting in Gabbie Hanna issuing an apology for sending fans screenshots of private texts. In addition to sending DMs to a fan who tweeted that Hanna had sided with "a rapist [...] over her then best friend, who was the victim," Hanna, 28, also sent numerous DMs to a 15-year-old fan concerning her support of Curtis Lepore, who plead guilty to felony assault of his then-girlfriend Jessi Vasquez (known online as Jessi Smiles). See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:How ASMR videos went from a niche 'tingle' subculture to mainstream memesMeme theft has become the norm. This high schooler is trying to change that with 'credit flexes' from Elon Musk and Lil Nas X.Why you're seeing Jeffrey Epstein murder memes everywhere
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3 easy Thanksgiving Brussels sprouts recipes from NYC chefs
This Thanksgiving, it’s all about the sprouts. Back in the day, no foodie would dream of serving up controversial, cruciferous Brussels sprouts at their annual feast. That’s because people used to misguidedly boil the leafy spheres — a technique that emphasized their bitter flavors and created a stench that’d put anyone off their dinner. But...
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Macy's says its website leaked credit card info to hackers for a week
The constant stream of card skimming hacks just claimed a particularly high-profile target. Macy's has warned customers that intruders slipped code (believed to be JavaScript) into two pages on its website on October 7th, letting them collect data f...
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FBI investigating racist and anti-Semitic incidents at Syracuse University
The FBI is joining the investigation into recent racist and anti-Semitic incidents at Syracuse University. Security's been tightened after white supremacist propaganda was posted online and sent to cellphones on campus. Adriana Diaz reports.
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Kristen Bell's Hollywood Walk of Fame acceptance speech redefines 'let it go'
Kristen Bell was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside her Frozen 2 co-star Idina Menzel on Thursday, and delivered an acceptance speech which was pretty much what you'd expect of the Good Place actor. "I am so grateful to be accepting this honor today on these hallowed streets where Pretty Woman sold her body for money — it's really a dream!" Bell joked. In her humorous but sentimental speech, the actor reflected on her career and the people who helped her along the way. Bell said she considered the support of her parents and husband — as well as the advice of Cher — more permanent and significant than her sparkling new star. Though don't get her wrong, she was still thrilled to receive it. Read more...More about Frozen, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Hollywood Star, Kristen Bell, and Speeches
Volker says investigations were mentioned at July 10 meeting with Ukranians
In his closed-door testimony, Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, said "investigations" weren't discussed at a contentious July 10 meeting between U.S. and Ukrainian officials, replying "no" to a question about whether they came up. But his opening statement at public hearings Tuesday, Volker revised that account, and said they had been raised, corroborating the accounts of other participants.
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List of 2019's "worst toys" revealed ahead of holiday season
A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys Causing Harm, a Boston-area nonprofit, has been warning about hazardous toys for more than 40 years. CBSN Los Angeles reports.
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This artist creates portraits using thousands of LEGO bricks
Andre Veloux creates Lego portraits of iconic women.  One portrait can have over 5,000 pieces.  He walked us through the process of making one of these incredible portraits.  Visit for more stories. Following is a transcription of the video. Narrator: This portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is made up of about 5,000 Lego pieces. But zoom into her blue eye again. You've got a square blue Lego. Diagonal to that is a rectangle one, and another rectangle is perpendicular to that. Then, separated by a row of black, another square blue Lego. To you and me, this pattern doesn't translate into an eye, but that's how artist Andre Veloux sees the world, in pixels. Each portrait starts on the computer. In Andre's case, two computers. He uses them to turn a regular image into one that can be recreated using Legos.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:An LA-based artist makes sculptures that reflect to infinity40 LA restaurants you need to try before you dieGet natural, bouncy curls without heat by wearing this headband to sleep
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Reporter spotted chugging her coffee is hero of impeachment hearings
She stirred up a ‘latte’ laughs during Tuesday’s impeachment hearings. A woman seated behind Lt. Col Alexander Vindman as he testified at the House Intelligence Committee caused a viral moment when she was caught on camera tilting her head back and downing a large cup of coffee. The brunette woman in glasses, seated to the...
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3rd graders collect toys for student who lost everything in a house fire
When third grader Daniel Hunt's home burned to the ground, fellow students decided to help. They surprised him with dozens of games and toys. As Chip Reid explains, their kindness is contagious.
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After meeting AFL-CIO, Pelosi says USMCA must be enforceable for workers to win passage
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday conditioned her support for a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal on better enforcement of its labor provisions, defying pressure by the Trump administration to get the deal done quickly.
Early Black Friday Amazon deals on home security are the lowest we've (ever) seen
TL;DR: Buy the vigilant SimpliSafe 9-piece wireless home security system at it's lowest price ever of $265.05 at Amazon. You likely won't get a better offer on Black Friday, and it's not the only sale you'll find at Amazon on other home security accessories.  The holidays are already stressful. After all your time and money spent on gifts, the last thing you should worry about is someone snatching them right off your doorstep.  A good home security system is the best path to holiday peace of mind, and a better option than hoping your dog will scare thieves away.  Amazon will help you stay one step ahead of aspiring Grinches with some early Black Friday offers on SimpliSafe home security and other popular brands like Arlo and Ring. While we expect other deals once Black Friday arrives, it's never a bad idea to get a head start ahead of the rush.  Read more...More about Home Security, Mashable Shopping, Simplisafe, Ring Doorbell, and Tech
Morgan Stanley pushes advisers to boost revenue in 2020 pay plan: sources
Morgan Stanley told financial advisers on Tuesday that they could be paid less if they do not generate more revenue or get customers to sign up for comprehensive financial plans next year, people familiar with the bank's 2020 compensation plan said.
College Football Playoff Rankings 2019: Week 13 Poll Announced by Committee
With just over two weeks remaining until conference championship games in each Power Five conference, the latest College Football Playoff rankings feature the same Top Four teams. LSU maintained the No...
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn go head-to-head at debate
The UK's general election campaign held a debate between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Giants awaiting Lorenzo Carter’s ‘big jump’ they were counting on
Nearly halfway through his rookie contract, the answer is supposed to be a swift and unconditional “yes’’ when it comes to determining Lorenzo Carter’s worthiness to get a second deal with the team that drafted him. Is this a swift and unconditional “yes’’ for Carter? The answer is “no,’’ and that is one of the...
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South Dakota's anti-meth campaign gets mixed reviews
In a state struggling with meth use, South Dakota wanted to let everyone know, "they're on it." But a lot of people didn't hear the campaign the way it was intended. Jim Axelrod reports.
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U.S. housing outlook improves but not breaking new ground: Reuters poll
The rise in U.S. home prices will continue to outpace consumer inflation until at least 2022, albeit at a slower pace than forecast three months ago, despite a majority of analysts polled by Reuters predicting an improvement in activity in the coming year.
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Yoenis Cespedes plans to play for Mets in 2020
It qualified as only a little less surprising than video footage of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster or the Mets’ Bombshell Candidate: Yoenis Cespedes taking batting practice?! Out of nowhere Tuesday, beloved former Met Endy Chavez, now a coach in the team’s minor league system, released an Instagram post with him throwing BP to Cespedes,...
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Trash-talking robots can hurt feelings, says study you stupid humans probably won't understand
Turns out robots can shade humans, and when they do, it makes us sad and unproductive. So say researchers from Carnegie Mellon University who have released the results of a student-led study from its Robotics Institute.  The whole thing worked like this: Each of the study's 40 subjects played a game called "Guards and Treasures" against the robot, Pepper, 35 times. The game, classified as a Stackleberg game, pits "leaders" against "followers," where a designated leader moves first based on a predetermined strategy, and subsequent players have to respond to that strategy. Still with us? Good. Researchers typically use this type of game to study "defender-attacker interaction in research on security games." But for this study, they were able to "explore the uses of game theory and bounded rationality in the context of robots." That's a mouthful, we know. But what it essentially means is they were testing to see how humans and robots interact in a non-cooperative environment. While playing each game, the students would either receive praise or taunts from Pepper.  Read more...More about Robots, Carnegie Mellon, Tech, and Artificial Intelligence
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Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher could be expelled
In what many will consider an act of defiance, the Navy is ordering a decorated SEAL to go before a review board, which could kick him out of the unit. It comes after the president signed an order, restoring him to his full rank. David Martin reports.
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Amazon KitchenAid deals for Black Friday are already heating up
TL;DR: Be a kitchen wizard and save up to 35% on KitchenAid blenders and food processors at Amazon before Black Friday even begins. Take a look around that kitchen. What do you see? Like most folks, the basics probably adorn your counter top: microwave, toaster, and coffee maker. Which is fine, if you want to be basic.  But now that you've binged The Great British Baking Show and exhausted the entirety of America's Test Kitchen, basic simply won't do. You need the right appliances at the right price to give your kitchen the glow-up it deserves and get cooking. SEE ALSO: These are the Black Friday sales worth waiting for Read more...More about Black Friday, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, Kitchenaid, and Blenders
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