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Two heterosexual Irish men marry to avoid inheritance tax on house

Two Irish men have married in Dublin to avoid paying €50,000 in inheritance tax on a house.<p>Best friends Matt Murphy and Michael O’Sullivan are both heterosexual, but decided to get married when they discovered how much tax would have to be paid on the house Murphy, 83, intended to leave in his will …

LGBTQI

The top 10 Senate races of 2018

Democrats have the momentum, but Republicans are still favored to hold the chamber because of a favorable map.<p>Republicans entered 2017 dreaming of dramatically expanding their Senate majority. But after a bruising year capped off by Democrat Doug Jones' upset victory in Alabama, the GOP is staring …

Republicans

Appalachian State Beats Toledo in Dollar General Bowl; Jalin Moore Scores 3 TDs

The Appalachian State Mountaineers trounced the Toledo Rockets and secured a 34-0 <b></b>Dollar General Bowl win at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, on Saturday night.<p>The Mountaineers—who also defeated Toledo in last year's Camellia Bowl—have now emerged victorious in their last three bowl …

College Football

Peru: Fujimori rushed to hospital from prison

Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori was rushed from prison to a local hospital by ambulance late on Saturday (December 23) after suffering a severe drop in blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm that put him at risk of dying, Fujimori's doctor said.<p>Cardiologists recommended that he be …

Aaron Holiday scored 20 points in UCLA’s upset victory over the No. 7 Kentucky Wildcats, 83-75

Aaron Holiday's 20-point performance led the UCLA Bruins to upset the No. 7 Kentucky Wildcats, 83-75.

College Sports

Chipper Prince Philip joins the Queen for Christmas carols at Sandringham

The Duke of Edinburgh has walked to church in Sandringham for a Christmas Eve carol service as the Royal Family embarks on their festive celebrations.<p>The Duke, who beamed at members of the public turning out to greet him, was accompanied by his son the Duke of York, daughter the Princess Royal, and …

Turkey sacks 2,766 civil servants over 'terror' links

Turkey has dismissed 2,766 people from their posts in state institutions over alleged links to "terror" organisations, according to an emergency decree published in the country's official legal database.<p>On Sunday, a decree in the Official Gazette said 637 military, 360 gendarmerie personnel, 61 …

Human Rights

Henderson to miss Liverpool's Boxing Day clash with Swansea

Jordan Henderson has been ruled out of Liverpool's Boxing Day match against Swansea City after picking up an injury during Friday's draw with …

Slaven Bilic Tells Press He Wants To Stay in the Premier League as He is 'Weighing Up Options'

The former West Ham manager has been out of work since the beginning of November from when he was relieved from his duties at the London Stadium and …

Soccer

Centennial Resource Development's Output Will Soar Over Next 3 Years

Centennial Resource Development is expected to boost production by over 70% through 2020.<p>It should be able to do so with fewer rigs than originally …

Oil & Gas Industry

Luxottica and Essilor Play the Waiting Game With Regulators

As we recap of the biggest consumer and retail stories of 2017, the Motley Fool <i>Industry Focus</i> team brings listeners up to speed on the proposed mega-merger between French prescription lens giant <b>Essilor International</b> (NASDAQOTH: ESLOY) and Italian eyeglass powerhouse <b>Luxottica Group</b> (NYSE: LUX).<p>A …

Investing

Battle over Charles Manson's body has become 'like a circus,' Kern County official says

Even in death, Charles Manson is proving to be troublesome for authorities.<p>A month after the notorious mass murderer died in a Bakersfield hospital, several people are poised tomake a claim on his remains. This has put the final disposition of Manson in limbo, setting the stage for a decidedly …

Crime

Thousands of Russians endorse Putin election challenger, Navalny

<b>He’s seen as the only Russian opposition leader who stands a fighting chance of challenging President Vladimir Putin.</b><p>Supporters of Alexei Navalny have been gathering in 20 Russian cities to back his bid to run the March 2018 election.<p>"We are ready to win these elections. And we will win! If they …

The Apple Watch gets serious — may soon be able to serve as an EKG

Fitness wearables are making a New Years resolution of their own — to be taken more seriously as medical devices. And it looks as though that …

Chess federation says Israel excluded from Saudi-hosted match | Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) - Israeli players have been denied visas to participate in a speed chess championship hosted by Saudi Arabia this week, a vice president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) said on Sunday.<p>Seven Israeli players had requested visas for the tournament on Dec. 26-30. It would have …

Saudi Arabia

'Ibrahimovic couldn't shoot' - Capello claims credit for taming 'lion' at Juventus

The ex-England boss worked with the enigmatic Swedish striker while in Turin, while also coaching the best player he has ever seen at Real Madrid<p>Fabio Capello has claimed credit for making Zlatan Ibrahimovic the player he is today, saying the Swede could not shoot when he turned up at Juventus.<p>The …

Soccer

Despite Trump's hopes, US-Russia relations are getting chilly

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In the space of a week, the Trump administration has named Russia a "rival power," sanctioned a close Putin ally, and decided to give Ukraine anti-tank weapons to help in its fight against Moscow-backed militias.<p>It's a series of steps that has been paired with tougher rhetoric …

American accused of fighting for ISIS will get legal counsel, judge says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal judge ruled Saturday night that the US Defense Department should allow a US citizen detained as an "enemy combatant" in Iraq immediate access to a legal counsel.<p>The unnamed American citizen who has been accused of fighting on behalf of ISIS in Syria has been in custody of US armed …

ACLU

How Do You Keep an Elephant Warm? Knit a Giant Blanket

When an unexpectedly cold front from China descended on parts of Southeast Asia this past week, people in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia bundled up in coats to stave off the region’s unusual weather.<p>But what’s an elephant to do?<p>The unseasonal weather hit the Winga Baw camp for orphaned …

Wildlife

DARPA funds unhackable computer project to replace ‘patch-and-pray’ solutions

In its search for hardware solutions to cyberintruders, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded a $3.6 million grant to the …

Dow poised for best year since 2013

<b>1. Capping off a terrific year:</b> For many investors, the best gift would be if 2017 didn't end.<p>It's been a merry year in the markets, with the Dow up an impressive 25%. That would be the best annual performance since 2013.<p>If a Santa Claus rally during this holiday-shortened week lifts the Dow above …

Stock Markets

Google's Santa Tracker Will Let You Follow His Christmas Eve Deliveries

See when Santa is coming to a town near you.<p>Google’s Santa Tracker is back to help you find out where Santa and his jolly reindeers will be on …

Five-star Class of 2018 forward Taeshon Cherry reneges on USC commitment

Cherry is the second player to de-commit from USC in the 2018 class<p>Five-star Class of 2018 forward Taeshon Cherry opened up his recruitment and …

College Sports

Amazon’s celebrating Christmas Eve with a huge iPad Pro sale and 50% off a home cinema system

Merry Christmas, bargain hunters! Congratulations on surviving the holiday shopping season, although it was a breeze if you followed along with the …

'The Lonely, The Lonesome And The Gone' Is an Ode To The Underdogs

Lee Ann Womack's new album is packed full of classic country music characters. Womack tells NPR's Lauren Frayer that she recorded it in Houston because going back home fills her with hope<p>Transcript<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ALL THE TROUBLE")<p>LEE ANN WOMACK: (Singing) I got all the trouble I'm ever gonna …

LeAnn Rimes recreates 'Coyote Ugly' bar scene

LeAnn Rimes hasn’t forgotten how to dance on a bar.<p>The country singer recreated the iconic scene from “Coyote Ugly” while on vacation in Aspen this week and shared a picture of it on Instagram.<p>“This is what happens when your friends at @kemosabe1990 in Aspen move locations and open up a bad ass …

Major cases on voter purging, union power await Supreme Court in 2018

WASHINGTON — Major cases await the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court when they return to the bench in January, including a test of how states purge their databases of unqualified voters and a challenge likely to deal a serious blow to the nation's public sector unions.<p>In both cases, the Trump …

Trump Administration

Bernie Sanders: GOP should 'worry very much about 2018'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Voters' views of President Donald Trump's performance should spell trouble for his party in the midterm elections, Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders said on CNN's "State of the Union."<p>"What we're seeing in Alabama, what we're seeing in Virginia, New Jersey and in states all across …

Middle-class

Kmart must pay $59 million in drug fraud settlement

Kmart and its parent company, Sears Holding Corporation, have settled a $59 million case over allegations of prescription drug fraud made more than a decade ago.<p>The settlement stems from a 2008 lawsuit brought by James Garbe. Garbe, a pharmacist at a Kmart in Ohio, alleged that Kmart was charging …

U.S. Department of Justice

Refugee Ban In Force While Travel Restrictions Lifted in District Court Rulings

President Donald Trump’s 11-nation refugee ban was partially blocked by a judge who found that it violated federal rule-making requirements.<p>U.S. …