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Posted: December 17, 2018, 2:00 pm

Instant Pot’s most popular pressure cooker is on sale for even less than it was last weekThe Instant Pot DUO80 8 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker is the largest version of Instant Pot's most popular pressure cooker, and it costs a hefty $140. It was on sale last week at a $40 discount though, which was a great deal that many of our readers took advantage of. Don't worry if you missed it though, because it turns out you're in luck. Why? Because it's on sale right now with an even bigger $50 discount! And if you don't need all that capacity, the smaller Instant Pot DUO Mini is also on sale right now for just $59.99. Here's what you need to know from the product page: * Duo 8 Quart, the number 1 selling multi-cooker, combines 7 kitchen appliances in 1, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Marker and Warmer, prepares dishes up to 70% faster to support your busy lifestyle * Features 14 Smart Programs - Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Saute/Simmer, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, Yogurt, Manual, and Pressure Cook. Now, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button * Healthy, stainless steel (18/8) inner cooking pot made from food grade 304, no chemical coating, 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution, fully sealed environment traps the flavours, nutrients and aromas within the food * Built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve your desired results every time * UL and ULC certified with 10 safety mechanisms to provide you with added assurance, designed to eliminate many common errors * Accessories include stainless steel steam rack with handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, condensation collector and recipe booklet * Power supply: 120V - 60Hz


Posted: December 17, 2018, 1:17 pm

In Trump's mind, all deals are private. 'Public interest' means nothing to himTrump has described the payments his bag man, Michael Cohen, made to two women during the 2016 campaign so they wouldn’t discuss their alleged affairs with him, as “a simple private transaction”. Trump might have reasoned that a deal is a deal: the women got hundreds of thousands of dollars in return for agreeing not to talk about his affairs with them. After two years of Trump we may have overlooked the essence of his insanity: his brain sees only private interests transacting.


Posted: December 17, 2018, 1:13 pm

The most popular Uber drop-off spot in 49 states: Stadiums, casinos and barsRidesharing has become increasingly popular for travelers, as evidenced by recent reports that Uber is the most expensed brand for business travelers.


Posted: December 17, 2018, 1:09 pm

Google Is Spending $1 Billion On a Massive New York City ExpansionJust weeks after Amazon announced plans to build office space in Queens


Posted: December 17, 2018, 12:48 pm

The mid-engined Dodge Viper that never wasThe iconic front-engined Dodge Viper could have ended up with its monstrous V10 in the middle of the car, had a secret project exploring said possibility gone differently


Posted: December 17, 2018, 12:45 pm

Goldman Sachs Faces First Criminal Charges in 1MDB ScandalAuthorities alleged that Goldman misled investors when the bank knew that proceeds from 1MDB bond sales it arranged would be misappropriated. The government is seeking fines well in excess of both the $2.7 billion of allegedly misused funds and the $600 million in fees received by Goldman on the deals. Goldman has blamed rogue employees for any wrongdoing in relation to 1MDB, a state-owned investment fund.


Posted: December 17, 2018, 12:24 pm

Indian troops enforce lockdown to foil Kashmir protest marchSRINAGAR, India (AP) — Soldiers and police fanned out across Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday to enforce a security lockdown for a second straight day to stop anti-India protests and foil a call by separatists for a march toward India's main military garrison in the disputed region.


Posted: December 17, 2018, 10:53 am

Kashmir locked down as Indian forces warn against protestsIndian authorities locked down parts of restive Kashmir on Monday as police fired tear gas at protesters defying a curfew to march against the shooting death of seven civilians. Separatist leaders had urged the public to march on India's military headquarters in the disputed territory, after seven people were killed and dozens wounded in army fire on Saturday. A total curfew was imposed in parts of Srinagar, the main city in Muslim-majority Kashmir, to try and curb any unrest.


Posted: December 17, 2018, 9:53 am

Early week storm may be strongest yet this season in northwestern USThe next storm aiming for the northwestern United States will pack a big punch in Washington and Oregon through Tuesday.


Posted: December 17, 2018, 9:42 am

Foxconn not in settlement talks with Qualcomm in Apple battle: attorneyThe lead attorney for the group of Apple Inc device assemblers seeking at least $9 billion in damages from Qualcomm Inc said on Sunday the contract manufacturers are not in settlement talks with the mobile chip supplier and are "gearing up and heading toward the trial" in April. The conflict is but one aspect of the global legal battle between regulators, Apple and Qualcomm, which supplies modem chips that help phones connect to wireless data networks. Last week, Qualcomm secured a preliminary victory in a patent lawsuit in China that would have banned sales of some Apple iPhones there.


Posted: December 17, 2018, 4:53 am

Police, firemen search for cause of explosion in Japan's SapporoPolice and fire officials on Monday were searching for the cause of a dramatic explosion in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo that collapsed a building and injured 42 people. Sapporo police and fire officials said it was too early to say anything certain about the cause of the explosion.


Posted: December 17, 2018, 3:42 am

Ask the Captain: Do planes have quirks like cars?Pilots fly many different airplanes of the same model within a fleet. While there are some differences, they fly pretty much the same.


Posted: December 17, 2018, 3:37 am

Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'Saudi Arabia on Monday slammed as "interference" US Senate resolutions over its war in Yemen and critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder, warning that the move could have repercussions on its strategic ties with Washington. The Republican-controlled Senate voted on Thursday to end American military support for a Riyadh-led war in Yemen, and separately held Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for Khashoggi's killing. The largely symbolic vote dealt a fresh warning to President Donald Trump, who has staunchly backed the Saudi regime in the face of intense global outrage that analysts say has left the kingdom diplomatically weakened.


Posted: December 17, 2018, 2:48 am

Hilton: Trump’s record is head and shoulders above the restTrump haters say that the president pulling out of the Paris climate deal is definitive proof that he’s destroying the world.


Posted: December 17, 2018, 2:29 am

Google to invest $1 bn in new New York campusGoogle's parent company Alphabet on Monday said it was investing more than $1 billion to set up a new campus in New York City. In a blog post, Alphabet and Google CFO Ruth Porat said it would lease large office buildings in Manhattan's West Village neighbourhood which will become the centerpiece of a campus of more than 1.7 million square-feet (160,000 square metres). The new campus, which should be operational starting in 2020, will be known as Google Hudson Square and "will be the primary location for our New York-based Global Business Organization," Porat wrote.


Posted: December 17, 2018, 12:37 am

Dogs Thrown From Vehicle On New York Highway, Police SayTwo beagle mixes are recovering after authorities said they were tossed from a


Posted: December 17, 2018, 12:28 am

Every Photo from Our Drive of the Audi e-tron GT Concept


Posted: December 16, 2018, 10:50 pm

Judge gives mom 40 years after 2 kids die in car. People 'take better care of their pets'A Texas judge told a mom that people "take better care of their pets" after her daughters died painful deaths from being left overnight in a vehicle.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 10:39 pm

Donald Trump tweets NBC, ‘SNL’ should be tested by courtsPresident Donald Trump tweets NBC, ‘SNL; should be tested by courts. This comes after the shows Christmas parody sketch, which depicts a world were Hilary Clinton was elected president.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 9:37 pm

Top Democrat Schiff Adds Call for Probe of Trump, Deutsche Bank LinksRepresentative Adam Schiff of California said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that any type of compromise needs to be investigated. Schiff’s comments came three days after Wall Street critic Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and fellow Senate Democrat Chris Van Hollen called for a Banking Committee investigation of Deutsche Bank’s compliance with U.S. money-laundering regulations.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 8:25 pm

Kosovo president: Decision to form army 'irreversible'PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The decision to transform Kosovo's security force into an army is "irreversible," the country's president said Sunday while offering assurance that a new national military does not threaten ethnic Serbs living in the former Serbian province.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 6:07 pm

Fierce clashes in Hodeidah cast doubt over ceasefireFierce clashes broke out in Yemen’s crucial port city of Hodeidah on Sunday, leading UN and Yemeni officials to delay the "official" start of the hard-fought ceasefire agreed last week. Residents reported skirmishes on the outskirts of town with missiles and automatic gunfire heard near the city's eastern 7th July suburb.  Unconfirmed television reports said that the Saudi-led coalition had launched two airstrikes on Ras Isa, a port north of Hodeidah. On Thursday, the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels agreed to a UN-brokered truce in Hodeidah with the Saudi-led coalition that backs the official government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.  UN officials said it was necessary to delay the implementation of the ceasefire until December 18th to convey orders to troops on the ground.  On Sunday afternoon, UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths issued a plea to both to “respect their obligations as per the text and the spirit of the Stockholm Agreement” and “engage in the immediate representation of its provisions.” "Without peace, we will be facing in 2019 a much worse situation than today" as a result of food shortages, warned UN chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday. Hodeidah is almost completely controlled by the Houthis, and their withdrawal from key positions like the port is one of the central components of the UN-brokered deal reached last week in Sweden. By moving units away from the Red Sea port, international officials hope to get desperately needed food and aid into the country to ease Yemen’s festering humanitarian crisis. Under the deal, which could create the breathing space for meaningful peace talks, international monitors are to be deployed in Hodeidah to observe as all armed forces pull back completely within 21 days of the start of the ceasefire. Skirmishes and clashes like those seen in Hodeidah over the past two days are not in themselves a sign that the ceasefire is doomed, said independent Yemen analyst Hisham Al-Omeisy. “Even in previous ceasefires, there was a huge de-escalation infighting, but still sporadic fighting here and there, like we’ve seen over the past few days,” he told the Telegraph. He cited recent conversations with Houthi contacts where the atmosphere in Hodeidah was cited as “toxic” and characterised by a deep mistrust of the Saudi-led coalition. A rise in looting by Houthi forces, he said, showed "bad faith" ahead of the agreed withdrawal. 


Posted: December 16, 2018, 5:19 pm

Colin Kroll, Co-Founder Of HQ Trivia And Vine, Found Dead In New York ApartmentColin Kroll, the co-founder of the widely popular game HQ Trivia, has been


Posted: December 16, 2018, 4:38 pm

Snow, rain and wind in late-week storm to impact holiday travel in eastern USAs students embark on winter break, last-minute shoppers head to the stores and holiday travel ramps up across the country later this week, a major storm could lead to widespread travel headaches in the eastern U.S.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 4:32 pm

For sale: Restored home of Salem witch trials refugeeBOSTON (AP) — A once-run-down historic home that stands where a woman accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials settled after she was spared the noose is on the market after an extensive renovation project.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 4:26 pm

Turkey says Trump working on extraditing wanted cleric GulenPresident Donald Trump has said that the U.S. is working on extraditing a Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup, an official said.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 4:02 pm

'Dirty Deeds,' not by Michael CohenYahoo News' Jerry Adler imagines the tell-all book that Michael Cohen will someday write.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 3:14 pm

Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosqueIraqis on Sunday laid the cornerstone in rebuilding Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque and leaning minaret, national emblems destroyed last year in the ferocious battle against the Islamic State group. The famed 12th century mosque and minaret, dubbed Al-Hadba or "the hunchback," hosted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's only public appearance as IS chief, when he declared a self-styled "caliphate" after the jihadists swept into Mosul in 2014. The structures were ravaged three years later in the final, most brutal stages of the months-long fight to rid Iraq's second city of IS.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 2:09 pm

May's Team Pushes Back at Second Vote Reports: Brexit Update“Unreasonable people” in the U.K. are blocking the Brexit withdrawal agreement from passing, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said Sunday. “We have a deal that’s been negotiated, unfortunately there are some very unreasonable people in Westminster that are trying to block that,” Coveney said in an RTE Television interview.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 1:07 pm

North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions, warns denuclearization at riskThe North's stinging response came after the United States said on Monday it had introduced sanctions on three North Korean officials, including a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, for alleged human rights abuses. Denuclearizing North Korea has made little progress since Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump met in Singapore in June in a historic summit. The two sides have yet to reschedule working-level talks between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol, which were canceled abruptly in November.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 12:29 pm

South Africa's ANC Postpones Party Election List ConferenceThe conference would be rescheduled to Jan. 4-5 from this weekend to accommodate the North West province, which hadn’t submitted its nominations, ANC acting spokesman Dakota Legeote said by phone. The conference had been delayed because of deep divisions within the party and allegations by some members of manipulation of the lists, City Press reported on Sunday. South Africa is due to hold national and provincial elections in 2019, likely in May. The country has a proportional representation system in which lawmakers are chosen according to where they sit on nomination lists.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 10:44 am

Malaysia's Mahathir says no rights to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capitalMalaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday criticized Australia's move to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying countries had "no rights" to do so. Australia's move follows U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in May, which infuriated Palestinians and the wider Islamic world and upset Western allies. "Jerusalem should remain as it is now and not the capital of Israel," Mahathir told Reuters on the sidelines of an event in Bangkok.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 10:22 am

Snow showers, squalls to accompany fresh wave of cold air in northeastern US MondayCold air diving into the northeastern United States to start the new week will be accompanied by gusty winds, snow and the threat for slippery travel.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 10:09 am

Introducing the Army's New Lethal Sniper RifleHere's all we know.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 9:00 am

Twitter Users Shred Trump For 'Celebrating' The Weekly Standard's ClosureTwitter users have castigated President Donald Trump after he rejoiced at the


Posted: December 16, 2018, 6:48 am

Delaware baby found dead in Midtown Manhattan hotel; 2 women in custodyTwo women were arrested in New York City after a 4-month-old boy from Delaware was found dead inside of a hotel.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 4:20 am

Displaced huddle in a basement as winter grips SyriaAl-Bab (Syria) (AFP) - After washing up her family's dishes over a plastic basin, 11-year-old Cedra sits on the floor of the dank basement in Syria to tackle her day's studies. A dark staircase leads from a street in the town of Al-Bab to the gloomy space the young girl, her blind father and some 40 other families have the misfortune of calling home. "There's a single room which we use as a kitchen, a bathroom and a bedroom," said Cedra.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 4:02 am

Biden Leads Sanders, O'Rourke in Iowa Democratic Caucus PollThe poll asked likely caucusgoers who their top choice for president would be among potential candidates for their party’s nomination. The Iowa poll found 32 percent of likely caucusgoers prefer Biden, with 19 percent selecting Sanders as their first choice, and O’Rourke at 11 percent.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 3:37 am

Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed IS groupPARIS (AP) — The man described as the father of the 29-year-old suspect in this week's deadly Christmas market attack in Strasbourg says his son subscribed to the beliefs of the Islamic State group.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 2:42 am

Family complains that Catholic priest used teen's funeral to condemn suicideThe parents of a teenage boy who took his own life have condemned a Catholic priest who questioned whether their son would get to heaven while presiding over his funeral. The Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit expressed regret for the comments and said the Rev Don LaCuesta would not preach at funerals "for the foreseeable future". But the parents of Maison Hullibarger said they wanted the priest removed from his post for the heartbreak caused. "We wanted him to celebrate how Maison lived, not how he died," his mother, Linda Hullibarger, told The Detroit Free Press. Jeff Hullibarger added: "It was his time to tell everybody what he thought of suicide, (and) we couldn't believe what he was saying. “He was up there condemning our son, pretty much calling him a sinner. He wondered if he had repented enough to make it to heaven. He said 'suicide' upwards of six times. They said they met the priest ahead of the service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Temperance, Michigan, on December 8, setting out what they hoped to hear in a loving homily. However, the Catholic Church has traditionally taught that suicide was an unforgiveable sin. It has only been in recent years that the stance has softened to forgive suicide in situations of extreme stress. The Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit apologised and said Mr LaCuesta would be removed from funeral duties and given extra assistance. "We share the family’s grief at such a profound loss. Our hope is always to bring comfort into situations of great pain, through funeral services centered on the love and healing power of Christ," it said in a statement. "Unfortunately, that did not happen in this case. We understand that an unbearable situation was made even more difficult, and we are sorry."


Posted: December 16, 2018, 2:26 am

Girl who died fled intensely poor Guatemalan villageSAN ANTONIO SECORTEZ, Guatemala (AP) — Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin received her first pair of shoes several weeks ago, when her father said they would set out together for the United States, thousands of miles from this small indigenous community in Guatemala where she spent her days plodding through mud and surrounded by coconut trees.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 2:19 am

Family of dead migrant girl says she was healthy before being detained at US borderThe family of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in US Border Patrol custody is disputing an account from American officials who said she had not been given food or water for days. In a statement released by lawyers, the parents of Jakelin Caal said the girl had been given food and water and appeared to be in good health as she travelled through Mexico with her father, 29-year-old Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz. Border Patrol officials did not immediately respond to the family's comments. The family's statement was released on Saturday during a news conference in El Paso, Texas, at an immigrant shelter where Jakelin's father is staying. Her family did not attend and has asked for privacy. Jakelin and her father were seeking asylum in the US and were among a large group of migrants arrested on December 6 near a remote border crossing in New Mexico. Hours later they were placed on a bus to the nearest Border Patrol station, but Jakelin began vomiting and eventually stopped breathing. She later died at a Texas hospital. Border Patrol officials on Friday said agents did everything they could to save the girl but that she had not had food or water for days. They added that an initial screening showed no evidence of health problems, and that her father had signed a form indicating she was in good health. Claudia Maquin, 27, shows a photo of her daughter, Jakelin, at her home in Raxruha, Guatemala  Credit: Oliver de Ros/AP But the family took issue with that form, which was in English, a language her father doesn't speak or read. He communicated with border agents in Spanish but he primarily speaks the Mayan Q'eqchi' language. "It is unacceptable for any government agency to have persons in custody sign documents in a language that they clearly do not understand," the statement said. Jakelin's family is urging authorities to conduct an "objective and thorough" investigation into the death and to determine whether officials met standards for the arrest and custody of children. A cause of death has not yet been released. A private prayer service was held in Texas on Friday so her father could see Jakelin's body before it is taken to Guatemala, said Ruben Garcia, director of the Annunciation House shelter where her father is staying. "All of us were moved by the depth of his faith and his trust that God's hand is in all of this," Garcia said. Family members in Guatemala said Caal decided to migrate with his favorite child to earn money he could send back home. Jakelin's mother and three siblings remained in San Antonio Secortez, a village of about 420 inhabitants. 


Posted: December 16, 2018, 12:42 am

Strasbourg attack victims honouredSeveral hundred people gathered in Strasbourg Sunday to honour the victims of an attack on the city's popular Christmas market that left four dead. The ceremony, organised by local rights associations with the approval of the city authorities, included music, singing and several readings. Earlier Sunday, police in the eastern French city, which is home to the European Parliament, released two close associates of the attacker, Cherif Chekatt who was on a French list of possible extremist security risks.


Posted: December 16, 2018, 12:34 am

Photos: Snow, freezing rain from Storm Deirdre causes disruptions across UKStorm Deirdre caused travel hazards, power outages and disruptions this weekend across the United Kingdom.


Posted: December 15, 2018, 11:32 pm

Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproarDALLAS (AP) — The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney overseeing the case holds two. The prosecutor who agreed to the plea agreement graduated from Baylor law school.


Posted: December 15, 2018, 10:32 pm

Trucker saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highwayNEW YORK (AP) — A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. The dogs were rescued by a passing trucker, but one was so badly mangled that a front leg had to be amputated.


Posted: December 15, 2018, 8:47 pm

This high school taught 'adulting' for a day: How to cook, do resumes, taxes and moreSome millennials are seeking out classes for skills like sewing, cooking and relationship building. One school offered those classes on "adulting" day


Posted: December 15, 2018, 6:58 pm

Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a priest dating back more than 4,400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of the capital Cairo, authorities said Saturday. "Today we are announcing the last discovery of the year 2018, it's a new discovery, it's a private tomb," Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany told an audience of invited guests including reporters. "It is exceptionally well preserved, coloured, with sculpture inside. It belongs to a high official priest... (and) is more than 4,400 years old," he said. The tomb belongs to "Wahtye", a high priest who served during the fifth dynasty reign of King Neferirkare, the antiquities ministry said. A view of the newly-discovered tomb of 'Wahtye' Credit: Reuters His tomb is decorated with scenes showing the royal priest alongside his mother, wife and other members of his family, the ministry said in a statement. It also contains more than a dozen niches and 24 colourful statues of the cleric and members of his family, it said. In November archaeology officials announced the discovery in Saqqara of seven sarcophagi, some dating back more than 6,000 years, during excavation work started in April by the same archaeological mission. An external view of the site Credit: Anadolu Three of those tombs contained mummified cats and scarabs. The Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo is home to the famous Djoser pyramid, a more than 4,600-year-old construction which dominates the site and was Egypt's first stone monument. The tomb, built by the master architect Imhotep for the Pharoah Djoser, stood 62 metres tall originally and is considered the oldest building in the world built entirely of stone.


Posted: December 15, 2018, 5:47 pm

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