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Cameroon's anglophone crisis spills over into Nigeria

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 9:44pm

Violence in English-speaking areas of Cameroon over the last year is having a knock-on effect in neighbouring Nigeria, where thousands of refugees are seeking sanctuary. Some are fleeing the unrest while others are suspected to be secessionists in favour of armed struggle, who could use the Nigerian side of the border as a base. John Inaku, head of the Cross River state emergency management agency in southeast Nigeria, said over 28,000 people have arrived from western Cameroon since October.

Poll Shows Trump's Support Dropping Among White Evangelicals

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 9:00pm

A new national Pew Research Center poll released Thursday shows that President Donald Trump’s approval rating is declining among demographic groups that previously gave him relatively high numbers, particularly among evangelicals.

Jake Tapper: Trump Attacks FBI Only When His Side Is Threatened

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 7:59pm

President Donald Trump has dramatically different opinions about the FBI — depending on who’s being investigated, noted CNN anchor Jake Tapper.

Roy Moore Believes America Was Great During Slavery. Twitter Users Detonate.

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 7:16pm

GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore stunned some listeners when he said he thought America was “great” during the era of slavery.

3 Members Of Trump Panel Warn Of Voter Fraud To Influential Conservative Group

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 6:05pm

NASHVILLE — Three members of President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission raised alarms about allegedly widespread voter fraud and poked at a popular voting reform on Thursday, while speaking before one of the country’s most powerful conservative groups.

Bitcoin blows past $16,000, alarm bells ring louder

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 5:56pm

By Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high well above $16,000 on Thursday after climbing some 67 percent over one week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst. The largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange struggled to keep up with record traffic as the price surged, with an upcoming launch of the first bitcoin futures contract further fueling investor interest. Proponents say bitcoin is a good medium of exchange and a way to store value, much like a precious metal.

6 students at New York college arrested in hazing probe

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 5:37pm

BROCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Members of an unrecognized fraternity at a state college tortured a rat as part of illegal hazing that occurred inside the group's house, according to police who announced charges against nine men on Thursday.

Republican Rep. Trent Franks Will Resign After Discussing Surrogacy With Female Staffers

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 5:21pm

The Republican said he did not think he would get a fair Ethics Committee investigation

Scott Pruitt's Plan To Outsource Part Of EPA Overhaul To Automaker Raises Concerns

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 4:57pm

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to work with Toyota Motor Corporation to overhaul internal management practices at the agency, Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday.

The Latest: San Diego fire burns 1,000 acres

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 4:25pm

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local):

Sophie Turner Burns Bright In These First-Look Images Of ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 4:08pm

The “Dark Phoenix” will rise again in the next installment of Marvel’s “X-Men.”

Secret scholar who battled Islamic State goes public

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 4:08pm

His mother didn't know that "her Omar" had been working as an undercover historian, documenting atrocities committed by the Islamic State group inside Mosul. But she wasn't totally surprised when her son told her his secret.

Appliance Hack: How to Spray-Paint a Slow Cooker

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 4:05pm

Whether you were gifted a crockpot in a pattern you don’t love, or you inherited an older appliance from your grandmother, a quick coat of high-heat spray paint can make it look modern.

Dozens of horses found burned to death in California wildfires

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 3:55pm

The owners of a California ranch in the path of one of the devastating wildfires in the region have returned home to a gruesome sight. The charred remains of 29 horses were left behind by the Creek Fire, one of five that has led to the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people in Southern California. Patricia Padilla, the owner of the ranch, said she agonized over leaving the horses, but the firemen who knocked at her door and told her to evacuate had made it clear that it was a matter of life and death that she and her family leave immediately.

Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill To Avert Government Shutdown

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 3:40pm

WASHINGTON ― Less than 48 hours before a government shutdown, House lawmakers passed a stopgap spending bill on Thursday to fund the government through Dec. 22.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 3:15pm

The first fruit of a turnaround plan.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R - when only a German muscle car will do

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 1:51pm

Pras Subramanian reviews the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R.

Bella Hadid Stands Up For Palestinians After Trump's Jerusalem Move

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 1:24pm

Bella Hadid is not afraid to use her platform and get political.

US cop jailed for 20 years in fatal shooting of black man

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 7, 2017 - 1:04pm

A white former US cop was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist -- a case that sparked mass protests and anger over excessive use of force by police. The death of Walter Scott in April 2015 was one of the most shocking in a series of high-profile US police shootings, often involving minorities, that have deepened tensions and added to distrust between officers and the communities they serve. Michael Slager, who worked for the North Charleston police department, was charged with murder in state courts, proceedings that ended in a mistrial last year.