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S. Korean president impeached amid scandal
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:39:00 -0500
Nation's first female leader, Park Geun-hye, accused of letting daughter of cult leader interfere in state affairs
How unusual is Trump's Cabinet of generals?
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:41:22 -0500
President-elect has nominated two retired generals as defense secretary and homeland security secretary and appointed another to serve as national security adviser
Commentary: What happened to the anti-Trump conservatives?
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:06:12 -0500
Whether they like him or not, conservatives quickly realized that Trump's victory means they can accomplish a lot
Remembering John Glenn
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:03:40 -0500
In 1998, "60 Minutes" was there as he prepared to return to space 36 years after his historic first mission; Glenn died Thursday
Feds' move points to pitfalls in reverse mortgages
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:16:07 -0500
Roof's mother suffers heart attack as prosecutors detail attack plans
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:42:48 -0500
Alabama executes killer after two temporary Supreme Court holds
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:43:15 -0500
John Glenn 1921-2016
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:37:32 -0400
John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, went on to serve in the U.S. Senate and returned to space later in life
What kind of manager will President Donald Trump be?
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:35:44 -0500
Trade war with China would be "very dangerous domino”
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:22:55 -0500
Sad ending for Iraq War vet who shed light on PTSD
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:41:59 -0500
The potential peril of "investing" in Hatchimals
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:43:17 -0500
Best friends: 2nd Ga. officer dies after being shot answering domestic violence call
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:08:28 -0500
Dangerous wintry weather arrives and more on the way
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:06:41 -0500
Consider Canada for value stock opportunities
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:16:00 -0500
Hillary Clinton warns about dangers of fake news
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:11:17 -0500
Oakland warehouse fire victims
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:52:15 -0500
Authorities have begun identifying the victims of a deadly warehouse fire that claimed the lives of 36 people
Prosecutors say these big retailers are deceiving shoppers
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:49:00 -0500
Lawsuits accuse four national retail chains of using deceptive ads to make customers think they're getting a bargain
Bernie Sanders congratulates union leader attacked by Trump
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:14:08 -0500
Despite mishaps, futuristic Navy destroyer finally arrives in homeport
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:25:06 -0500
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South Korea's President Park impeached in parliamentary vote
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:39:57 -0500
South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during an emergency cabinet meeting at the Presidential Blue House in SeoulBy Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be pushed from office in disgrace. Members of parliament voted by a higher-than-expected 234 in favor and 56 opposed in the secret ballot, meaning more than 60 of Park's own conservative Saenuri Party members backed the motion to remove her. The Constitutional Court must decide whether to uphold the motion, a process that could take up to 180 days.

Aixtron considers partial sell-off after Chinese deal blocked
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:25:21 -0500
The logo of Aixtron SE is pictured on the roof of the German chip equipment maker's headquarters in HerzogenrathGerman semiconductor chipmaking machinery company Aixtron is considering reducing the size of the business with a partial sale, its chief executive said in an interview published on Friday, opening the door for bidders after a deal with a Chinese firm collapsed. "Or Aixtron could shrink, divest technologies and continue with a specialized offering," he said. China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund dropped its 670 million-euro ($712 million) takeover bid for Aixtron on Thursday, after the United States blocked the deal on security grounds.

Japan launching 'space junk' collector
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:24:17 -0500
Japan's unmanned cargo spacecraft, "Kounotori" is to blast off from the southern island of Tanegashima around 10:30 pm local time attached to an H-IIB rocketTokyo (AFP) - Japan will launch a cargo ship Friday bound for the International Space Station, carrying a 'space junk' collector that was made with the help of a fishnet company.

South Korea Park's presidential powers suspended; PM takes over as acting leader
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:20:40 -0500
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye's powers were suspended at 7:03 p.m. on Friday (1003 GMT) after parliament voted to impeach her, her office said. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn took over as acting president and told a cabinet meeting he would do his best to ensure stable government continued to function. He said financial authorities should take preemptive steps to prevent volatility in financial markets. The Constitutional Court will review the impeachment motion, a process that is expected to take at least two months. ...
Dutch firebrand MP Geert Wilders found guilty of discrimination
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:20:30 -0500
Dutch far-right Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders speaks during a press conference in Milan in January 2016Populist anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders was found guilty on Friday of discrimination against Moroccans, but acquitted of hate speech in a closely watched trial ahead of next year's key election. The judges also dismissed the prosecution's request to impose a 5,000 euro fine on the far-right MP, whose Freedom Party (PVV) is eying an upset victory in the March 2017 polls. "In this case, the most important question is whether Wilders has crossed a line.

Taylor Swift, Zayn Malik team up for surprise duet single
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:19:30 -0500
FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Swift has teamed with former One Direction singer Zayn Malik for the surprise duet, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" released on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik have dropped a surprise duet single from the "Fifty Shades Darker" soundtrack.

S. Korea parliament impeaches scandal hit president Park Geun-Hye
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:19:22 -0500
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was impeached by parliament over a corruption scandalSouth Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach President Park Geun-Hye, stripping away her sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal and opening a new period of national uncertainty. The National Assembly ballot immediately transferred Park's authority to the prime minister, pending a decision by the Constitutional Court on whether to ratify the decision and permanently remove the president from office. A ruling could take up to six months, during which time Park will remain in the presidential Blue House -- a leader in name only.

The Latest: S. Korea PM says he feels 'deep responsibility'
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:19:10 -0500
Acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn speaks during a Cabinet meeting at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):

Trump's EPA pick may struggle to dismantle Obama's environmental legacy
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:18:07 -0500
Scott Pruitt Attorney General of Oklahoma arrives to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New YorkBy Valerie Volcovici and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has fought President Barack Obama’s measures to curb climate change at every turn as attorney general of Oklahoma. Now he is hoping to take apart Obama's environmental legacy from the inside out, a task that could prove tougher than it sounds. ...

Democrats plot uphill fight against some Trump nominations
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:11:25 -0500
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour event at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IowaBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats plan to fight some of President-elect Donald Trump's choices for top administration jobs, but history and the party's minority status in the chamber are not on their side. A simple majority of 51 votes is needed in the 100-member Senate to confirm nominations. Louisiana will select its newest senator on Saturday.

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South Korea's Lawmakers Vote to Impeach Scandal-Hit President
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:01:32 GMT
Prosecutors say Park colluded in the criminal activities of a longtime friend and confidant to manipulate government affairs and extort businesses.
War Hero and Astronaut John Glenn Dies at 95
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:12:00 GMT
Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth and later served four terms in the U.S. Senate. As a Marine fighter pilot, while flying 149 combat missions during World War II and the Korean War, he received praise for his ability to draw enemy fire and keep the plane flying with huge holes blown into its exterior.Most Americans remember Glenn for taking to space in 1962. Dubbed Friendship 7, Glenn's space capsule circled the Earth and put the United States on equal footing with the Soviet Union in the space race.
Trump Spent $3M on Own Businesses in Campaign's Final Weeks
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:49:12 GMT
Hillary Clinton outspent Trump by nearly $40 million in the final weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Inmate Coughed and Heaved 13 Minutes Into Execution
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:47:00 GMT
Ronald Bert Smith Jr. clenched his fists and raised his head at the beginning of the execution. The state's correction's chief said protocol was followed.
John Glenn: His Life in Pictures
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:30:00 GMT
John Herschel Glenn Jr. flew into the history books on Feb. 20, 1962, when he became the first American to go into orbit.
Hillary Clinton Returns to D.C., Condemns Fake News
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:42:00 GMT
After nearly a month away from the spotlight, Hillary Clinton on Thursday returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since the election.
Donald Trump to Stay Producer on 'The Apprentice' as POTUS
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:53:00 GMT
President-elect Donald Trump will remain an executive producer on the reality television show "The Apprentice" even after takes office next month.
Siberian Express: Blast Brings Snow, Ice to Large Sections of U.S.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:35:00 GMT
From Washington State to upstate New York, an arctic chill has brought plunging temperatures and dangerous winter conditions.
Attorney: Dylann Roof's Mom Had Heart Attack During Trial
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:47:00 GMT
Roof's attorney mentioned the heart attack in court documents asking for a mistrial saying a survivor's testimony was so emotional that 'spectators and even court personnel were crying with her.' U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel denied the mistrial request.
Somali-American Lawmaker Called ISIS by D.C. Cab Driver
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:26:32 GMT
When the young lawmaker visited the White House this week, what should have been an exciting afternoon for a novice politician, turned ugly, she says.
Hatchimal Is Latest Toy Craze Taking Over America
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:37:00 GMT
Toy hysteria is nothing new to the American consumer during the Christmas season. This year it's the 'Hatchimal.'
Former EPA Head Under Bush Calls Trump's Pick 'Troubling'
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:17:36 GMT
Christine Todd Whitman, EPA head under George W. Bush, joins MSNBC's Brian Williams to voice her concerns over Trump's pick to head up the agency, Scott Pruitt.
Fighter Pilot Who Ejected Near Japan Found Dead
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:46:05 GMT
The jet suffered a mishap, prompting its pilot — identified Thursday as Capt. Jake Frederick — to eject, according to a news release from the Marines.
Reno School Cop Didn't Need to Shoot Student: Family
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:54:35 GMT
The superintendent praised the officer who shot a knife-wielding 14-year-old at Reno's Hug High for acting 'to protect the safety of our students.'
2016 Has Been Worst Year for Mumps in a Decade
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:51:00 GMT
This mumps outbreak covers almost every U.S. state — 3,832 cases and counting — nearly triple the number seen in 2015.
Will World's Most Powerful Woman Survive Populist Tide?
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:02:04 GMT
Merkel is seen by many as the last bulwark against rampant populism that has already defeated Hillary Clinton, Britain's Cameron and Italy's Renzi.
China's President and Trump's Ambassador Pick Go Way Back
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:49:00 GMT
Iowa Gov. Branstad and Chinese President Xi Jinping's friendship dates back to 1985 as part of a sister state exchange program.
Trump Has Never Tapped Out of Pro Wrestling
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:59:00 GMT
The future president has been a fixture in the world of professional wrestling almost since the beginning of its modern incarnation in the 1980s.
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