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22 Gift Ideas That You Can Order Online Right This Second And They Will Be Delivered By Christmas

The hour by hour countdown to Christmas is on, and for those of us who have yet to finish our holiday shopping, the dreaded nightmare of long lines, full parking lots, and fellow erratic desperate shoppers is about to become a reality. Thankfully, the internet is here to save us all. Some online …


Trump travel ban: Timeline of a legal journey

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the latest version of President Trump's controversial travel ban that affects residents of some majority-Muslim countries.<p>The ban applies to people from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. It also placed limits on people from North Korea and Venezuela.<p>Since the …


Tom Petty, Rock Icon Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66

Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, died Monday. He was 66. Petty’s death was confirmed by Tony …


The rise and fall of Zimbabwe's longtime leader: Robert Mugabe

The rule of Robert Mugabe, a once-respected liberation leader turned feared dictator and international pariah, came to an unflattering end Tuesday when the Zimbabwean president was forced to relinquish his 37-year hold on power in the face of possible impeachment.<p>The future of the 93-year-old …

South Africa

Losses from Northern California wildfires top $3 billion; 14,000 homes destroyed or damaged

The wildfires that ravaged wine country this month caused at least $3 billion in insured losses, officials said Tuesday.<p>Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced the staggering number and warned it will likely grow as more claims are reported by insurers.<p>Santa Rosa alone lost 5% of its housing in …

Northern California

Putin thanks Trump for CIA intel that foiled a planned terrorist attack in Russia

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday phoned President Trump to thank him for a tip from the CIA that thwarted a terrorist attack being planned in St. Petersburg.<p>The unusual call — countries share intelligence all the time, but presidents rarely publicly thank one another for it — was …


Where Harvey Hit Hardest Up and Down the Texas Coast

Over 150,000 properties in Texas have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, based on preliminary estimates by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Hurricane Harvey

The NFL player protests, broken down by team and week

The week before President Trump decided to make NFL player protests a federal issue (so to speak), there were players on seven teams who participated in some sort of display during the national anthem.<p>Defining “participated” is tricky; do we count the 10 players on the San Francisco 49ers who, …

Here Are All the Public Figures Who’ve Been Accused of Sexual Misconduct After Harvey Weinstein

Since the New York <i>Times</i> and <i>The New Yorker</i> first published allegations of sexual harassment and rape against Harvey Weinstein by Rose McGowan, Gwyneth …

Sexual Harassment

‘We are all just mind-boggled:’ scenes from the total solar eclipse of 2017

For one brief moment, day became night.<p>And the sun was replaced by a black circle — ringed on all sides with gleaming white fire.<p>As the Great American Eclipse made landfall in the tiny coastal town of Newport, Ore., the rowdy crowd that gathered on its beach was stunned by the sight into an eerie …

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