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Isolated US defends Trump on Jerusalem at the UN

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 11:55am

The United States stood alone Friday as one after another fellow UN Security Council member criticized its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The debate unfolded at a largely symbolic emergency meeting of the council -- no vote on a resolution was planned, as the US has veto power -- two days after President Donald Trump reversed two decades of US policy on the holy city. This seemd a vivid show of the discord triggered by Trump's announcement, which included plans to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


14 UN peacekeepers killed, 53 hurt in Congo attack

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 11:34am

Rebels attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in eastern Congo, killing at least 14 peacekeepers and wounding 40 others in the worst violence against the mission in this Central African country in years.


Susan Collins Never Had An Actual Deal On Taxes

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 11:26am

WASHINGTON ― Before she voted for the Senate version of the Republican tax bill, Sen. Susan Collins saw that Congress would soon be passing separate spending deals, and she had demands.


Dems prepare to curtail superdelegates ahead of 2020

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 11:03am

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats are considering a plan that would limit — but not abandon — the influence of "superdelegates" in the next presidential primary, after a bruising 2016 primary prompted allegations by Bernie Sanders' supporters that the system was rigged.


Former Cop Acquitted Of Fatally Shooting Unarmed Man Who Begged For His Life

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 10:49am

After a former Arizona cop this week was acquitted of murder in the shooting death of an unarmed man, officials released video of the victim’s final moments.


‘Tis the Season: Routine Traffic Stop Reveals a Reindeer as a Passenger

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 9:51am

Reindeer are uncommon in Indiana, according to police.


Video shows fatal police shooting of unarmed father in an Arizona hotel

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 9:12am

Shocking police body camera footage was released just hours after the police officer who fatally shot Daniel Shaver was found not guilty of second degree murder. The video showed Shaver sobbing with his hands up, begging for his life in his final moments.


Ex-priest could face life in prison for killing parishioner

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 9:05am

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A former Texas priest convicted of murder in the rape and strangulation of a 25-year-old beauty queen who went to him for confession almost 60 years ago is set to hear testimony Friday in the punishment phase of his trial.


Look what happens when Hennessey Performance get their hands on the Corvette ZR1

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 8:44am

Texan tuning and modification firm Hennessey Performance has taken time out from working on its new hypercar -- the Venom F5 -- to make the quickest ever production Corvette even quicker still. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 may well be the fastest and fiercest production Corvette in the car's 54-year history. Luckily, Hennessey Performance has predicted this potential mild disappointment and has already developed three upgrade packages for the latest ‘Vette even though it's yet to go on sale.


Roy Moore's claim that America was 'great' during slavery resurfaces, sparking huge backlash

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 8:26am

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has sparked outrage among many on the left once again after his comments on slavery from a campaign event earlier this year resurfaced this week.


Russia says ready to exert influence on North Korea: Ifax

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 8:02am

"We have channels, through which we are conducting a dialogue, and we are ready to deploy them, we are ready to exert our influence on North Korea," Morgulov was quoted as saying at a conference in Berlin. The Kremlin has traditionally protected the reclusive state though the latest Pyongyang tests have irked Moscow.


Tomi Lahren Says It's Wrong To Believe Every Sex Assault Claim

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 7:23am

Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren knows how to push the right buttons.


In Israel, even the left backs Trump on Jerusalem

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 7:04am

Jerusalem has a special status in Israeli life and politics, and with few exceptions, parties from across the political spectrum agreed that it was time for America to recognize their country’s capital. But President Trump’s decision highlighted differences with mainstream Jewish groups in America.


Special Report: How Monsanto's GM cotton sowed trouble in Africa

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 7:03am

By Joe Bavier BOBO-DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso (Reuters) - In 2000, farmers in Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton grower, were desperate. U.S. seeds and pesticide company Monsanto proposed an answer: a genetically modified strain of cotton called Bollgard II, which it had already introduced in America and was marketing worldwide. GM was established in large-scale farming in South Africa, but not among the smallholders who produce most African cotton.


Get Ready, North Korea: F-35s Can Track Ballistic Missiles

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 5:33am

Such a technology, quite naturally, enables a wider sensor field with which to identify and track attacking missiles. The F-35’s Distributed Aperture Sensor (DAS) has performed airborne identification and target tracking of a ballistic missile in a test off the coast of Hawaii as part of ongoing development of the 5th-generation aircraft’s ability to conduct airborne ballistic missile defense missions.


The Contradictions of Good Teaching

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 5:00am

Is a good teacher one who makes students enjoy class the most or one who is strict and has high standards? And are those two types even at odds?


Zimbabwe court postpones U.S. citizen's subversion case to January

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 3:18am

A Zimbabwean court has postponed to Jan. 4 the trial of a U.S. citizen accused of attempting to undermine the authority of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's government. Martha O'Donovan, 25, who is currently free on bail, denies the charges which center on a Twitter post the state says she wrote in October calling 93-year-old Mugabe a "selfish and sick man". Mugabe resigned a few weeks later in the wake of a de facto military coup and was succeeded by Emmerson Mnangagwa, who Mugabe had sacked as his deputy only a week before.


Seth Meyers Goes After Kellyanne Conway For Absurd Al Franken Criticism

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 2:48am

Seth Meyers called out Kellyanne Conway on “Late Night” Thursday after the White House counselor criticized Democratic leaders in Congress for their handling of sexual harassment allegations against Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.).


The last hours of Yemen's Saleh

Yahoo Top Stories Feed - December 8, 2017 - 1:59am

By Noah Browning DUBAI (Reuters) - A day before they killed Yemen's former president, gunmen from the Iran-aligned Houthi militia group overran one of Ali Abdullah Saleh’s fortified compounds in Sanaa. "This is how the traitor (Saleh) and his family lived during a time of war, siege and cholera," Hamid Rizq, a senior Houthi official, said on his official Twitter account. The Houthi gunmen acted fast and mercilessly to punish the 75-year-old Saleh for having appeared to switch sides in Yemen's three-year civil war - a proxy battle for influence between regional powers Iran and Saudi Arabia.


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