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President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the credibility of the agency. Politico reported Tuesday that Trump is considering Thomas Brunell, a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas with no management experience, to be the deputy director of the Census Bureau. If Trump does pick Brunell, Politico noted, it would break with longstanding tradition of having a nonpartisan career civil servant in the role.
A man who remains convinced that the Earth is flat intends to prove it once and for all, and an effort to that end will involve launching himself 1,800 feet through the sky and taking photos of the big blue ball we call home, according to a new report from Newsweek. Mike Hughes of California says he’s going to do so in a rocket he built out of scrap metal. "It’ll shut the door on this ball earth," Hughes recently promised some of his fellow "flat Earthers" according to the Washington Post.
As Americans give thanks this Thanksgiving, celebrity chef José Andrés is busy giving back, by preparing what he estimated as 40,000 Thanksgiving meals for Puerto Ricans. In the days immediately after Hurricane Maria hit the island in September, leaving still much of its population without power, the Spanish-American chef arrived to help build a network that includes kitchens, food supply chains and delivery services for those in need.
Andrea Bernstein talks with Rachel Maddow about the problems the Trump family has had with the Trump SoHo Hotel and today's news that the owner has paid the Trump's to exit the contract early, as the Trump name is seen as damaging to business
After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana. The 65-year-old former state worker from Portland, Oregon, said he’d carried out the protest to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change. Higgins and his defense team, however, were barred from referring to climate change during the trial.
The Royal Navy has deployed its elite submarine rescue team to join the search for a missing Argentine submarine, after failed satellite calls thought to be from the vessel raised hopes the crew were still alive. HMS Protector also began scouring the South Atlantic as part of the international hunt for the missing vessel, and HMS Clyde was being diverted from South Georgia. Argentine officials said naval bases had detected seven incomplete satellite calls over the weekend attributed to the sub and were now trying to use them to pinpoint its location.
The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration. Jurors went home midday Wednesday without reaching a verdict and will resume deliberations Monday after the long holiday weekend. Garcia Zarate had been released from the San Francisco jail about three months before the shooting, despite a request by federal immigration authorities to detain him for deportation.
Pharmaceutical giant Teva is preparing to sack thousands of employees in Israel and the United States, including one quarter of its Israeli workforce, a business newspaper said Thursday. Israel-based Teva, the world's biggest manufacturer of generic drugs, will sack 25 percent of its 6,860 employees in Israel and more than 10 percent of its 10,000-strong workforce in the US, Calcalist daily said. The Israeli newspaper did not cite any sources for its report and a Teva spokesman contacted by AFP declined to comment on what he described as "market rumours".
“He stood right there and he looked me dead in my face and unloaded the gun again on her,” the victim’s mother, Gloria Blaylock, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution
Law enforcement officials in Papua New Guinea moved to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from a former detention center on Manus Island after the Australian government closed it late last month. Hundreds of men have been holed up at the center for more than three weeks, refusing to move to a nearby town over fear of reprisals from local residents.
(HARARE, Zimbabwe) — Poised to become Zimbabwe‘s next president, a former confidant of ousted leader Robert Mugabe on Wednesday promised “a new, unfolding democracy” and reached out to the world, saying international help is needed to rebuild the shattered
This story was first published in 2012, and has been published every year since.For one day each year, the turkey gets its time to shine. While most of that shining is done quite literally, as the glazed centerpiece of Thanksgiving feasts around the nation
Three members of a White House team staffed by military personnel have been removed from their positions after being accused of improper contact with foreign women during President Donald Trump’s recent trip through Asia, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The unnamed members of the White House Communications Agency, a military unit that provides secure communication channels for Trump and others, are currently being investigated, a spokesman for the Department of Defense told the Post. The alleged incident reportedly happened while Trump was in Vietnam as part of his 12-day tour of Asia.
With over 500,000 online merchants, Shopify's dashboard this year will track shopping habits as the purchases happen. Black Friday is of course a big retail "holiday" in brick-and-mortar stores. Then after a weekend of shopping, Cyber Monday has blown up as its own "holiday" for all the online deals and tech purchases.
A man was murdered by MS-13 gang members who stabbed him more than 100 times, removed his head, and ripped out his heart, Maryland police say. The body was discovered on Tuesday in Wheaton Regional Park, on the outskirts of Washington DC, in a grave that had been dug before the killing. Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after detectives received information it was committed by MS-13 members.
It's been six years since Theo Ramos first cut himself in the school bathroom, six years since his parents and friends and teachers found out he wanted to be a boy instead of a girl, six years in transition. PART TWO : Living with a transitioning transgender child "is anything but a straight line," as his mom says.
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country. Lebanon has been thrown into turmoil by Hariri's shock November 4 announcement from Saudi Arabia that he was stepping down, as well as his prolonged absence afterwards. The resignation was seen as a ratcheting up of tensions in the long-running rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and raised fears that Lebanon would be paralysed by regional tensions.
As the desperate, multinational search for a missing Argentine submarine continues, the country’s navy said on Thursday that a sound “consistent with an explosion” had been detected near the site where the vessel disappeared last week with 44 crew members on board. Captain Enrique Balbi, a navy spokesman, said an “abnormal, singular, short, violent, non-nuclear event” had been detected in the South Atlantic ocean on the morning of Nov. 15. When did the San Juan last make contact?
Tehama County sheriff’s deputies received 21 calls in the past year from Kevin Neal and other residents of three ramshackle homes on Bobcat Lane, according to documents released Tuesday to The Associated Press in response to a public records request. In one of the instances, Poland told the dispatcher that she had a restraining order against Neal and that he was outside her house with a flashlight, firing at her house and car, according to an incident report.
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WASHINGTON ― Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has executed a familiar playbook when it comes to allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Like Donald Trump during last year’s presidential campaign, Moore has denied, obfuscated, and claimed he is the target of a liberal conspiracy in response to accusations of sexual misconduct leveled at him by several women, including one who was 14 when he allegedly assaulted her when he was a 32-year-old prosecutor. Rather than withdraw from the race ― as Trump was similarly urged to do by a number of GOP lawmakers in early October of 2016 ― Moore has vowed to stay in and let Alabama voters decide his fate in a Dec. 12 special election against Democrat Doug Jones.
Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) became the first Democrat in Congress to call on Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign from Congress in light of recent sexual harassment allegations. “I’ve reviewed the allegations against him, and they’re as credible as they are repulsive,” Rice said in a statement Wednesday. “Whether it happened 40 years ago or last week, settlement or no settlement, Democrat or Republican — harassment is harassment, assault is assault.
Riverside Country District Attorney's Office has filed a charge of theft against University of California student Edith Macias, after she was allegedly filmed brandishing the red hat and condemning racism. Ms Macias said the message on the hat represented genocide. It was never f****** great, never," she says in the footage captured by fellow student Matthew Vitale.