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Forests

Son of slain black man wants life in prison for ex-officer

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The son of a black motorist who was shot to death by a white former police officer asked a judge Wednesday to hand down the stiffest sentence possible: life in prison.<p>Clutching a photograph of his father, Miles Scott said he has had trouble sleeping ever since his father, …

Justice

Tennessee fires AD John Currie, replaces him with Phillip Fulmer

Tennessee Athletic Director John Currie wanted to hire Greg Schiano to coach the Vols’ football team. It didn’t go well. Mike Gundy thought hard about it but decided to stick with Oklahoma State. Currie then reportedly turned to Duke’s David Cutcliffe, Purdue’s Jeff Brohm and North Carolina State’s …

College Sports

Sources: Kushner was the 'very senior' transition member

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jared Kushner is the "very senior member" of President Donald Trump's transition team who directed incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador to the United States and other countries about a UN Security Council vote on Israeli settlements, sources …

Donald Trump

Treasury fund paid for Rep. Farenthold’s $84,000 sexual harassment settlement

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) used $84,000 in taxpayer dollars to settle with a former aide who sued him for sexual harassment in 2014, The Washington Post confirmed Friday.<p>Farenthold is the first member of Congress confirmed to have benefited from a little-known Treasury Department fund created …

Sexual Harassment

I seriously cannot believe the Redskins just lost that game

I can’t believe the Redskins just lost that game.<p>(Hell yes, we are doing this again. And I don’t blame you at all if you stop reading right now. Go get a beer or something. It’s Thanksgiving week. Washington doesn’t work this week. Maybe make some yams or something. Pretend none of it ever …

NFL

When Jazz is Punk: Remembering The Time Sonny Rollins Kept Playing With a Broken Foot

A fall from stage during a 1986 performance didn't stop the saxophone legend from being a boss.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey US.</i><p>In August 1986, jazz legend Sonny Rollins and his ensemble performed at Opus 40, a spectacular stone monument in an abandoned bluestone quarry outside …

Horns

Allen Toussaint: 'I was so glad when the Rolling Stones recorded my song'

<b>With the news that Allen Toussaint has died, read an interview with the jazz great, at of one of his last gigs in the UK, Brecon Jazz Festival in 2011:</b><p>Allen Toussaint was standing looking at the trees after his stunning concert at the Brecon Jazz Festival.<p>"This is such a beautiful part of the …

New Orleans

Istanbul police say they have found a stolen Picasso

Police in Turkey have recovered what they say is a stolen painting by Pablo Picasso, in an undercover operation in Istanbul.<p>The work, Woman Dressing Her Hair, was produced in 1940.<p>Richard Forrest reports.

Pablo Picasso

Beijing says U.S. warship 'sabotaged the peace' by sailing near island in South China Sea

China strongly condemned the United States after a U.S. warship deliberately sailed near one of the Beijing-controlled islands in the hotly contested South China Sea to exercise freedom of navigation and challenge China's vast territorial claims.<p>The missile destroyer Curtis Wilbur sailed within 12 …

Putin: Free Syrian Army shares intel on ISIS targets, US reluctant to cooperate

Russia has been cooperating with the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which shared their intelligence on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) positions targeted …

Islamic State in Libya fights to emulate Iraq, Syria success | Reuters

MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - The attack bore all the traits of Islamic State in Iraq. A small unit of militants, armed with Kalashnikov rifles and suicide belts, hit the Tripoli prison just before sunrise.<p>A member of the Libyan pro-government forces stands in front of the ruins of a shopping mall in …

Islam

Russia's Syria operation reveals significant improvement in military capability

[youtube:-WlqrkXImsk]Although relatively small in scale, Russia's military operation in Syria has highlighted some major improvements in Russian …

Military

Ben Carson is defending an odd claim about China and Syria he made during the last GOP debate

Carson's comment was in response to a question about President Barack Obama's decision to send 50 members of special-operations forces to Syria and to keep 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan past the end of his presidency.<p>The retired neurosurgeon said that having US special-ops forces in Syria is …

Middle East

Ben Carson Has Super Secret Intelligence That Proves The Chinese Are Fighting In The Syrian Civil War

The Chinese military is fighting in the Syrian civil war. That’s according to super secret files seen by Ben Carson, the current frontrunner in the …

Middle East

2nd gen Chromecast details leaked

A rather major Chromecast update is in the works, according to leaked documents seen by <i>9to5Google.</i> The refresh looks set bring some improved hardware and all new features to Google’s miniature streaming platform.<p>Starting with the second generation Chromecast hardware, the biggest change looks to be …

Android News

Obama’s General Just Set an ISIS War Plan on Fire

Even the Pentagon was wincing as a top general fumbled the most basic questions about the Obama administration’s strategy to combat ISIS.<p>In the span …

Iceland announces boycott of Israeli goods

Some Icelanders are also critical of the boycott.<p>“This is as illegal as refusing to do business with red-haired people and it makes no difference whether they justify their decision with references to some alleged actions by the Israelis,” a barrister told Iceland Magazine.<p><i>Reuters contributed to</i> …

Israel

Russia’s move into Syria a ‘game changer,’ think tank warns

Russia's recent deployment of troops, helicopters and battle tanks to western Syria is a "Middle East game changer," says the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War in a bulletin released Thursday.<p>The ISW, which keeps a close eye on the movement of government, rebel and outside forces in …

Junior Hockey

Russia warns US of ‘unintended incidents’ over Syria

The growing rift between the United States and Russia over concerns that Moscow is employing its military to protect Syria's embattled president appeared to widen Friday when a Russian official called for military cooperation with Washington in order to avoid "unintended incidents."<p>The comments …

Middle East

Archaelogists Make Discovery Underneath Ground Near Stonehenge

A group of archaeologists discovered an underground giant stone monument located two miles away from Stonehenge.

Archaeology

7 Signs and Symptoms of Depression in Men.

More than 5 million men in the U.S. experience depression each year.<p>Clinical depression in women or mencan cause sadness and a loss of interest in …

North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un's days are numbered

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's a fairly young man, wearing an ill-fitting suit. His thin neck is pronounced, giving way to an equally thin face and frame. We're meeting over a meal of sushi, something he specifically requested because it's rare for those trapped in North Korea.<p>For his safety, I'll limit descriptions …

North Korea

Putin orders Russian military drills amid Ukraine tensions

The Defense Ministry said the maneuvers that began Monday will last for five days and involve forces of the Central Military District, a group of forces spreading from the Volga River all the way to eastern Siberia, along with air force and airborne units.<p>Gen. Sergei Koshelev briefed foreign …

Russia

Russia 'is building military base in Syria'

American officials express concern about latest intelligence suggesting Moscow is preparing to send hundreds of personnel to prop up Assad regime<p>Russia is building a military base in Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s heartland, according to American intelligence officials, in the clearest …

11-Year-Old Boy Allegedly Shoots and Kills 16-year-old Intruder: Police

An 11-year-old boy shot and killed a 16-year-old intruder who was trying to break into his home in St. Louis, Missouri, police say.<p>Police responded …