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 2016-12-04 18:18 

AP

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New Mexico budget crisis hits defendants, museums, colleges... +

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colle...

 2016-12-04 18:17 

AFP

Cuba buries Castro, entering post-Fidel era... +

Fidel Castro's ashes were buried alongside national heroes in the cradle of his revolution on Sunday, as Cuba opens a new era without the communist leader who ruled the island for decades.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 150 countries...

 2016-12-04 18:09 

Reuters Canada

'Moana' Tops Slow Post-Thanksgiving Weekend With $28.4 Million... +

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Moana sailed to the top of the domestic box office for the second consecutive weekend. The Disney animated adventure picked up $28.4 million to push its stateside haul to $119.9...

 2016-12-04 18:08 

AP

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Rams give Fisher, Snead contract extensions... +

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams have given coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead contract extensions. Rams spokesman Artis Twyman confirmed the moves before Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. The deal for Fisher was...

 2016-12-04 18:08 

Reuters Africa

Pence downplays significance of Trump's call with Taiwan president... +

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Sunday downplayed the significance of a phone conversation between Donald Trump and Taiwan's president, describing it as a courtesy call that...

 2016-12-04 18:07 

Reuters Canada

NFL: Rams extend contract of head coach Fisher... +

(The Sports Xchange) - Despite being mired in another losing season, the Los Angeles Rams have handed head coach Jeff Fisher a contract extension.The deal was agreed to in the preseason and signed during...

 2016-12-04 18:00 

UPI

College Football Playoff: Alabama top seed; Washington gets last spot... +

The Sports Xchange Despite having a nonconference schedule ranked 127 out of 128, Pac-12 champion Washington earned its way into the College Football Playoff championship....

 2016-12-04 17:56 

UPI

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas inactive vs. Denver Broncos... +

The Sports Xchange JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas was not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos due to his back injury....

 2016-12-04 17:55 

AP

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Fire officials investigating cause of Boston-area fire... +

BOSTON (AP) Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused the huge blaze that ripped through a Boston-area neighborhood, displacing about 60 to 80 people but ...

 2016-12-04 17:53 

UPI

Cincinnati Football: Tommy Tuberville to resign after four seasons... +

The Sports Xchange Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Tommy Tuberville is stepping down after four seasons, according to multiple reports Sunday....

 2016-12-04 17:50 

UPI

China files complaint over Donald Trump's call with Taiwan president... +

Allen ConeNEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- China's foreign ministry said it filed a complaint to the United States about a call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's president....

 2016-12-04 17:48 

UPI

Fantasy Football: WR Jordan Matthews out against Cincinnati Bengals... +

Alex ButlerCINCINNATI, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Eagles fans wont be cheering on wide receiver Jordan Matthews Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals....

 2016-12-04 17:47 

Reuters

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Palestinian President Abbas gets boost in Fatah congress vote... +

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas kept a strong grip on his Fatah movement in an election in which his loyalists remained dominant in its top decision-making body, final results showed on Sunday....

 2016-12-04 17:46 

AP

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NC Central and Grambling State in Celebration Bowl rematch... +

Grambling State (10-1, SWAC) vs North Carolina Central (9-2, MEAC), Dec. 17, noon EST LOCATION: Atlanta TOP PLAYERS Grambling State: QB Devante Kincade is the SWAC offensive player of the year. North Carolina Central: QB Malcolm Bell, 2,191 passing yards,...

 2016-12-04 17:45 

Reuters Africa

Palestinian President Abbas gets boost in Fatah congress vote... +

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas kept a strong grip on his Fatah movement in an election in which his loyalists remained dominant in its top decision-making body, final...

 2016-12-04 17:37 

AP

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Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson... +

Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals. The selection committee stayed with the same top four as it had going into championship weekend, leaving out Penn State even though the Nittany ...

 2016-12-04 17:25 

UPI

Los Angeles Rams sign head coach Jeff Fisher to contract extension... +

The Sports Xchange Mired in another losing season and mixed up in an off-field snit with former Rams great Eric Dickerson did not prevent management in Los Angeles from handing head coach Jeff Fisher a contract extension....

 2016-12-04 17:24 

AFP

Fierce fighting in Syria's Aleppo as army advances... +

Fierce fighting shook east Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government forces pressed an assault that has seen them retake control of more than half of the former rebel stronghold.The global network of Agence France Presse covers 150 countriesIf you have news t...

 2016-12-04 17:15 

Reuters Canada

Austrian far-right presidential hopeful soundly defeated... +

VIENNA (Reuters) - The candidate vying to become Europe's first freely elected far-right head of state since World War Two conceded defeat in Austria's presidential election soon after polls closed on...

 2016-12-04 17:15 

Reuters

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Morton County sheriff defends tactics against pipeline protesters... +

The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation....

 2016-12-04 17:15 

Reuters

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Sense of duty draws U.S. veterans to Dakota pipeline protest... +

In the back reaches of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp, U.S. military veterans, armed with saws, hammers and other tools, are quietly building barracks, an infirmary and a mess hall....

 2016-12-04 17:15 

AP

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Leftovers 'Moana,' 'Fantastic Beasts' rule box office again... +

LOS ANGELES (AP) Audiences came back for a second helping of ...

 2016-12-04 17:07 

UPI

Epcot's Spaceship Earth attraction will briefly become the Death Star... +

Karen ButlerORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Walt Disney World will use projections to transform the spherical attraction Spaceship Earth at its Epcot theme park into the Death Star from {i:Star Wars}....

 2016-12-04 17:02 

AP

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McDonald's CEO: Chain still plans to expand in the US again... +

NEW YORK (AP) Artisan burger buns, cage-free eggs and table service are some of the changes McDonald's is promising in the U.S. as it scrambles to update its image and win back customers. The chain, based in a Chicago suburb, has seen customer visits...

 2016-12-04 17:01 

Reuters Canada

EU blames China for WTO environmental trade talks collapse... +

GENEVA (Reuters) - Europe's trade negotiator blamed China on Sunday for scuppering a global environmental trade deal by submitting impossible late demands at World Trade Organization talks aimed at scrapping...

 2016-12-04 17:01 

AFP

Matteo Renzi's future on the line as Italy votes on his fate... +
 2016-12-04 16:59 

Reuters

Morton County sheriff defends tactics against pipeline protesters... +

The sheriff of theNorth Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting acontroversial pipeline project defended police tactics afterthey used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late Novemberconfrontation....

 2016-12-04 16:58 

UPI

United Nations to stop reporting military casualties in Iraq... +

Allen ConeBAGHDAD, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The United Nations mission in Iraq said it will stop reporting military casualty figures after Iraq's military complained the numbers were exaggerated....

 2016-12-04 16:57 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-EU blames China for WTO environmental trade talks collapse... +

Europe's trade negotiator blamed China on Sunday for scuppering a global environmental trade deal by submitting impossible late demands at World Trade Organization talks aimed at scrapping import tariffs on exports worth more than $1 trillion....

 2016-12-04 16:51 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Saudi, Kuwait expect to restart Neutral Zone oilfields soon -sources... +

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are expected to agree this month to resume oil production from the jointly operated oilfields in the Neutral Zone that lies between both countries, industry sources told Reuters on Sunday....

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