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Roy Moore campaign casts Alabama race as referendum on Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The campaign of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. senator in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct, appealed on Sunday to President Donald Trump's supporters, saying a vote for Moore would be a vote for Trump's agenda.<p>In the final days before Tuesday's …

Elections

North Korean Submarine Missile Threat Prompts U.S.-Led Military Drills

HONG KONG — Amid fears that North Korea is rapidly developing its submarine-launched ballistic missile technology, the United States, Japan and South Korea are teaming up for a drill to track such hard-to-detect missiles, military officials said Monday.<p>The drill is taking place over two days in …

North Korea

California fires, moving north, force Santa Barbara evacuations

VENTURA, Calif. — Monster fires in Southern California raged for a seventh day on Sunday, edging into Santa Barbara County while leaving residents of neighboring Ventura County to deal with the aftermath of a historic inferno.<p>As hundreds fled for safety in Santa Barbara County as the fires spread …

California

Arab states demand reversal of Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling it a "grave" development that puts Washington on the same side as "occupation" and the violation of international law.<p>In a resolution long …

Israel

Venezuela's Maduro: Some opposition parties to be barred from presidential vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that some of the main opposition parties will not be allowed to run in next year's presidential election.<p>Speaking to supporters and journalists after voting in mayoral elections, Maduro said political parties that did not participate in …

Venezuela

Hundreds take part in rare protest in Beijing over migrant crackdown

Demonstrators condemn evictions and demolitions carried out by authorities which have seen thousands lose their homes<p>Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of the Chinese capital to pillory Beijing’s crackdown on migrant communities with chants of “violent evictions violate human …

China

American diplomat: US looks to counter Iran in post-war Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — As Iraq emerges from three years of war with the Islamic State group, the U.S. is looking to roll back the influence of neighboring Iran and help the central government resolve its dispute with the Kurdish region, the American envoy to the country told The Associated Press.<p>U.S. …

Middle East

Bitcoin futures begin trading as price surges

One of the largest exchange holding companies launched trading of bitcoin futures Sunday, as the value of the popular digital currency surges.<p>Trading on bitcoin futures through the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) started just after 6 p.m. ET, to coincide with the start of global trading hours.<p>In a …

Cryptocurrency

Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report

TOKYO (AP) — Share prices were higher in Asia on Monday, lifted by encouraging employment data from the U.S. that took the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third straight weekly gain on Friday despite weakness earlier in the week.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index was up 0.2 percent at …

Markets

Uber heads to court in fight for London survival

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] will defend its right to operate in London in a court hearing on Monday after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its license in its most important European market.<p>Regulator Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm by …

Uber

Investors Told to Brace for Steepest Rate Hikes Since 2006

Wall Street economists are telling investors to brace for the biggest tightening of monetary policy in more than a decade.<p>With the world economy …

Economy

‘Coco’ again tops the box office — but here comes ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

LOS ANGELES — The animated family film "Coco" has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre-"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" weekend in theaters.<p>Disney estimated Sunday that "Coco" added $18.3 million, which would bring its domestic total to $135.5 million.<p>The weekend's sole new wide release …

Movies

Sirius XM faces celebrity backlash after Steve Bannon rejoins radio show

Steve Bannon's return to a radio hosting gig is kicking up some celebrity backlash.<p>Actors Seth Rogen, John Leguizamo, and singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge have all promised to boycott SiriusXM for allowing Bannon to appear on the subscription radio service.<p>The outcry started after SiriusXM …

Steve Bannon

Global recall of Lactalis baby milk over salmonella fears

<b>French baby milk formula maker Lactalis has ordered a global product recall over fears of salmonella contamination.</b><p>Health authorities in France said 26 infants in the country have become sick since early December.<p>The recall affects products exported to countries including Britain, China, Pakistan, …

Public Health

German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

<b>China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said.</b><p>The agency alleges that Chinese intelligence used the networking site to target at least 10,000 Germans, possibly to recruit them as informants.<p>It released …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Time’s up for the Ticker? Facebook appears to axe feed for tracking your friends’ activity

As Facebook continues to tinker with its layout and services to spur more interactions and engagement, it seems that not even the most well-known or oldest features are spared. In the most recent development, it looks like Facebook has quietly removed the Ticker, the box that used to appear to the …

Facebook

Bitcoin jumps after futures trading begins

It's a new era for investors hoping to get in on the bitcoin game.<p>Cboe Global Markets, a top U.S. owner of financial exchanges, on Sunday began offering bitcoin futures, allowing investors to speculate on whether the digital currency's price will go up or down.<p>In the first few hours, most were …

Cryptocurrency

Here’s the list of Android Wear watches being updated to 8.0 Oreo

Following the launch of Android 8.1, Google also released Android Oreo for Android Wear after a brief beta program for the wearable platform. A mostly technical upgrade, there are a handful of convenient new features. On Friday, Google announced a list of smartwatches getting upgraded to Oreo, as …

Wearable Tech

Connected safe maker Vaultek issues security update after researchers discover Bluetooth vulnerability

A security company found some serious problems<p>Vaultek is a company that manufactures Bluetooth-connected safes for valuables and firearms — things that you really want to make sure are secured. When we came across one of their products on Indiegogo last year, we noted that crowdsourced Internet of …

Information Security

Uber settles second US lawsuit filed by India rape victim

Woman claimed that Uber execs accessed, shared her medical files.<p>According to Friday court filings, Uber has settled a lawsuit filed by an unnamed …

Uber

Microsoft’s holiday ad brings adorable monsters to life with Paint 3D

Microsoft is focusing on Paint 3D for its festive holiday message this year. The software giant’s “3D Holiday” commercial has started airing this weekend, and it includes the adorable “Gabe the Yeti” which was created in Microsoft’s new version of Paint. In a year when everyone was worried …

Adorable

Eagles lose Wentz to injury, beat Rams 43-35 to win NFC East

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles might have lost star quarterback Carson Wentz for the rest of the season even as they clinched the NFC East title.<p>Wentz threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns before leaving with an injured left knee and Jake Elliott kicked the go-ahead 33-yard field goal …

NFC East

Steelers clinch AFC North with thrilling SNF win over Ravens

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers won one for injured star Ryan Shazier - and wrapped up the AFC North in the process.<p>Chris Boswell made a …

Ryan Shazier

Tom Savage Exits Game After Head Injury Leaves Him Shaking On Ground

Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage exited Sunday afternoon's game in the second quarter after a brutal hit left him shaking on the ground.<p>The …

Brutal

Pacers' Victor Oladipo says he's 'sick and tired' of comparisons to Paul George

Victor Oladipo just wants to live his life and enjoy his breakout season with his new team<p>Victor Oladipo and the Pacers are surging. Paul George and …

Basketball

Former Tigers Morris, Trammell elected to Hall of Fame

(The Sports Xchange) - Former Detroit Tigers stars Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the Modern Era Baseball committee.<p>Morris, a pitcher, and Trammell, a shortstop, both failed to gain entry during their 15 years on the regular ballot. Morris …

Don Mattingly

Gerald McCoy Reportedly Fears Biceps Injury Is a Muscle Tear

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy may have suffered a biceps tear during Sunday's 24-21 defeat to the Detroit Lions at Raymond James Stadium, Florida Football Insiders' Roy Cummings reported.<p>According to Cummings, McCoy believes the injury will knock him out for the rest of the …

Raymond James Stadium

Sharks rally to tie but fall to Wild in overtime

The Sharks probably would like to break the habit of falling behind by three goals. Just the same, they found a way Sunday to rally and earn at least one point for the second time in three games after facing a 3-0 deficit.<p>Minnesota’s Nino Niederreiter stole the puck from Sharks defenseman Dylan …

San Jose Sharks

18 Books to Gift Everyone on Your List

Whether your mom has a bookshelf packed with self-help books or your cousin’s a budding chef or your dad is <i>full</i> of random facts about the Civil War, …

The Best Gifts for Design Lovers

Finding the perfect gift for folks with an eye for design doesn’t <i>have</i> to be excruciating. The key? Picking something that’s a) unique and b) …

7 Gifts for the Millennial in Your Life Who Just Can’t Even

What to get the generation that has everything? Nope, not a participation trophy (although, they really do like those…). Here, seven gifts perfect …

Ricky Martin, Millie Bobby Brown and More Stars Rally Around Bullied Tennessee Student

A young man has spoken out against those who bully him and others in a video clip that’s making waves on the Internet — and earning him a slew of …

Millie Bobby Brown

Josh Homme caught on video kicking photographer at concert

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme — who once called an audience member a homophobic slur during a concert — was shown on video kicking a …

Viral

Reports: Comedian Hannibal Buress' arrest caught on video

Comedian Hannibal Buress was likely referencing his time spent in handcuffs when he tweeted a GIF Sunday afternoon that said, "HANNIBAL BUSTIN' THROUGH."<p>The tweet came hours after Buress was arrested in Miami Saturday night for disorderly intoxication, according to the <i>Miami Herald</i> and TMZ.<p>"What am …

Policing

Justin Bieber's Mom Just Gushed About Her "Special Bond" with Selena Gomez

Guess his mama does like her, after all.<p>Of all the sad and angry and generally negative lyrics Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have ever (allegedly) written about each other, perhaps the most cutting came on Justin's "Love Yourself," when he crooned, "My mama don't like you—and she likes …

Justin Bieber

Suri Cruise Teamed Up With Her Mom To Share An Important Taylor Swift Message

Once upon a time, Suri Cruise was perhaps the most famous baby on the planet. Now 11-years-old, the daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise lives a …

Katie Holmes

Jane Fonda Celebrates Her 80th Birthday Early by Raising $1.3 Million for Charity

| Sun., Dec. 10, 2017 5:44 PM<p><b>Jane Fonda</b>received a special 80th birthday gift early.<p>Ahead of her forthcoming special day on December 21, the …

Jane Fonda

‘The Last Jedi’ World Premiere: ‘Star Wars’ Princess Carrie Fisher Remembered; Adam Driver Calls Pic “A Great Homage To Her”

For the third year in a row, Disney delivered a theme park world premiere for their third <i>Star Wars</i> movie, <i>The Last Jedi.</i> Two years ago they took over …

Star Wars

SantaCon Ushers in the Christmas Spirit: Pictures

SantaCon